The Record: Bills targeting data brokers and TikTok approved in House committee 

March 7, 2024

Privacy experts called the bill an important step forward but warned that it is not enough. 

“There is an urgent need to rein in data brokers, who are profiting off the sale of our most sensitive data and putting Americans at risk,” Alan Butler, the executive director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), said in a statement. 

However, Butler said Congress must advance the larger comprehensive data privacy bill that has indefinitely lingered in the committee. 

“It is long past time for Congress to enact comprehensive privacy protections that include a strong data minimization standard, protect civil rights online, and provide for robust enforcement to stop harmful commercial surveillance practices,” Butler said.

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