The Hill/ Emily Birnbaum/ November 5, 2019

A pair of California Democratic lawmakers on Tuesday introduced a¬†tough privacy bill¬†that would significantly curtail Silicon Valley’s¬†control over all Americans’ personal information.

The bill, introduced by Reps.¬†Zoe Lofgren¬†(D-Calif.) and¬†Anna Eshoo¬†(D-Calif.), would create a new federal agency to oversee how¬†the country’s largest and most powerful tech companies amass and use data about their millions¬†of users across the U.S.¬†It would also grant¬†all users expansive rights over their data.

“Our¬†congressional districts are the epicenter of the technological revolution and our constituents in Silicon¬†Valley have brought forward incredible advances, improving the lives of billions of people, but we believe that great missteps have been made,” Eshoo¬†said during a press call on Tuesday. Both lawmakers represent Silicon Valley.

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