Six Internet and Internet companies, including Google and Twitter, will attend a Senate hearing on Sept. 26 to explain their consumer data privacy measures to lawmakers.
The six technology companies attending the hearing were AT& T, Twitter, Google, Amazon, Apple and Charter Communications. According to John Thune, chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, the hearing will give the six companies the opportunity to explain their privacy measures. "They also have to explain to Congress how to enforce the new data privacy laws of the European Union and California," he said.
But the Internet Association, which includes members of Facebook, Amazon and Alphabet, said earlier today it supports the U.S. government's modern consumer data privacy law, but hopes it will be national, replacing California's new privacy law, which will take effect in 2020. .
In addition, the EU's new data privacy legislation, the General Data Protection Ordinance, came into force in May this year. The legislation aims to give EU residents more control over personal data. If a company fails to comply, it will face fines of up to 4% of its global annual turnover or 20 million ($23.4 million), whichever is higher. (Li Ming)
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