U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., reintroduced the Digital Accountability and Transparency to Advance Privacy Act. The comprehensive bill, first proposed in 2019, features data rights, a data protection officer requirement and a required opt-out mechanism with opt-in consent provisions for sensitive data collection. There is no private right of action and the bill does not pre-empt state privacy laws. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal published a series of op-eds on how to address regulation of social media companies, with U.S. Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Josh Hawley, R-Mo., both alluding to the need for federal privacy legislation.
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