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Senate Bill Aims to Keep US Users’ Data From Unfriendly Nations

June 23, 2022, 5:41 PM

A group of bipartisan senators introduce legislation to create new protections against Americans’ personal information being sold or transferred to high-risk foreign countries, according to a release.

  • Bill directs Commerce Department to identify categories of personal data that, if exported, could harm national security, and applies export control penalties to senior executives who knew or should have known that employees below them were directed to illegally export personal data
    • “Data brokers dolling out Americans’ personal information to companies in foreign nations can be more than a violation of privacy – it can be a serious national security threat,” says Senator ...