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S. 2763: Filter Bubble Transparency Act

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Should you have an option to opt out of personal data-influenced search results or feeds on the largest websites?


The most prominent websites and internet platforms increasingly collect more and more personal data from users — most notably browsing history, search history, geographical location, and liked accounts or posts.

These in turn are used when algorithms process what appears — and the order in which it appears — on search results and news feeds.

“In a single week, I encountered over 5,400 trackers, mostly in apps,” _Washington Post _technology reporter Geoffrey Fowler wrote in an article. “According to privacy firm Disconnect, which helped test my iPhone, those unwanted trackers would have spewed out 1.5 gigabytes of data over the span of a month.”

What the bill does

The Filter Bubble ...

Sponsor and status

John Thune

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2019
Length: 11 pages
Oct 31, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Oct 31, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on October 31, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Oct 31, 2019

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S. 2763 is 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. 2763. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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