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S. 2763 (116th): Filter Bubble Transparency Act

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About the bill

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

Context

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 …

Sponsor and status

John Thune

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Dakota. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2019
Length: 11 pages
Introduced
Oct 31, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 31, 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).

Cosponsors

4 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 2 Democrats)

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History

Oct 31, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 2763 (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. 2763. 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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