U.S. Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., introduced the National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020. The bill would prohibit private companies from collecting biometric information from consumers and employees without consent and give state attorneys general the power to bring lawsuits against noncompliant organizations. Meanwhile, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., plans to introduce a bill banning government agencies from buying information from data brokers.
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