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S. 1477: DATA Act


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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 29, 2021.


Data and Algorithm Transparency Agreement Act or the DATA Act

This bill requires large websites and social networks that use algorithms for suggesting content to obtain express consent from their users before collecting or sharing their personal data. These websites must notify users of this requirement, including information about the type of data collected and the name of any third parties with which the data is shared.

The bill provides for enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission and a private right of action against a violator of the bill.