Senate Republicans Introduce Weak “SAFE DATA Act”

21 09 2020

Sept. 18. 2020
Senators Roger Wicker, John Thune, Marsha Blackburn, and Deb Fischer have introduced the “SAFE DATA Act,” which relies on the outdated notice-and-choice model that allows companies to diminish the rights of consumers and use personal data to benefit the company but not the individual. “Senator Wicker’s SAFE DATA Act allows companies to collect any personal data it pleases as long as it discloses it in its privacy policy,” said EPIC Policy Director Caitriona Fitzgerald. “And it prohibits states from adopting or enforcing any data privacy or data security laws.

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