The US Congress has proposed a new bill that will limit IT giants in collecting and using user information.
The authors of the bill believe that American citizens are vulnerable to technology giants, and there is a very limited number of instruments to protect them.
The Online Privacy Protection Act seeks to improve the situation: it involves the setting up of a special Digital Privacy Agency that would employ up to 1,600 specialists.
According to the authors of the bill, the main issue is unauthorized use of users' personal data and abuse thereof in pursuit of additional profits. Amendments to legislation should provide all citizens with complete control over their personal data. The bill also provides for clear separation of generalized data and personalized data.
The new bill should allow individuals to make changes to the data collected about them or remove them. Moreover, users will be able to request additional verification of information collected about them by robots.
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