Consumer Watchdog has called on Congress to enact legislation that would protect consumers’ online privacy in the wake of Facebook’s data scandal.
“Facebook has a longtime record of violating privacy, making a show of apologizing, and then going forward to invade privacy again,” said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s privacy and technology project director. “Hearings aren’t enough, unless Congress simply wants to be an enabler for Zuckerberg’s continued abuses.”
On Tuesday (April 10), Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) introduced The Customer Online Notification for Stopping Edge-provider Network Transgressions (CONSENT) Act.