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Senate Democrats offer measure establishing ‘reasonable duties’ for securing data from website and app users

By Charlie Mitchell / March 13, 2023

A group of 19 Senate Democrats including leaders on cyber and consumer issues has reintroduced a bill that would establish a “duty of care” for “online companies,” with data security, breach notification and other requirements in the legislation.

The “Data Care Act” was introduced Thursday by Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI) and aims to “establish duties for online service providers with respect to end user data that such providers collect and use.”

Schatz said, “Websites and apps that collect data...

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