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GOP Senator Introduces Bill to Block Internet Companies from Tracking Users

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Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on Monday announced he will introduce legislation that would block internet companies from tracking users’ activity online by creating a so-called Do Not Track list.

The bill would create a Do Not Track database for users to opt into if they no longer want companies to collect their data beyond what is “necessary” for those services to run.

It would be modeled after the federal “Do Not Call” registry, which allows users to say they no longer want to receive telemarketing calls.

The companies would face fines of up to $1,000 per day per person for “willful or reckless violation” and up to $50 per day for “negligence.”

Curated from The Hill

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