Wyden, Lummis, Whitehouse, Rubio and Hagerty Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Americans’ Private Data from Hostile Foreign Governments
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Senator Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Senator Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Senator Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., introduced bipartisan legislation today to create new protections against Americans’ sensitive personal information being sold or transferred to high-risk foreign countries.
The bill is endorsed by prominent privacy advocates and experts in national security and in the market for personal information.
Tatyana Bolton, Policy Director, Cybersecurity & Emerging Threats, R Street Institute: “Gathering data and using it for nefarious purposes has become the new front of our competition with our adversaries. To protect Americans’ privacy and maintain national security, we must make clear, through policy and law, that American data cannot and should not be used against us. I applaud Senator Wyden for not only for taking the threat seriously, but by standing up and doing something about it through the Protecting American Data from Foreign Surveillance Act.”