Gautham Nagesh reports:
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) will unveil a consumer privacy bill on Monday that would force companies to obtain customers’ consent before sharing their personal information with third parties.
The Best Practices Act of 2010 would apply to both online and offline companies that collect personally identifiable data from customers such as their names, addresses, and credit card and social security numbers. The bill would require companies to notify users on how their information is used, how it is shared internally and every time their data is disclosed to a third party.
Read more on The Hill.