A bill to require providers of broadband internet access service and edge services to clearly and conspicuously notify users of the privacy policies of those providers, to give users opt-in or opt-out approval rights with respect to the use of, disclosure of, and access to user information collected by those providers based on the level of sensitivity of the information, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senior Senator for Tennessee. Republican.
Last Updated: Apr 10, 2019
Length: 13 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on April 10, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
2 Cosponsors (1 Republican, 1 Democrat)
What legislators are saying
“Senator Blackburn Introduces BROWSER Act in the Senate”
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn [R-TN] (Sponsor) on Apr 11, 2019
Apr 10, 2019
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Jan 28, 2021
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 113 (117th).
S. 1116 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1116. This is the one from the 116th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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