Nevada pushes for tighter online privacy protection

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Nevada's senate is pushing a bill that will offer consumers tighter privacy protections when they conduct their lives online. Senate Bill 538, co-sponsored by Aaron D. Ford and Jason Frierson, requires websites to notify users when their personal data is being collected. If the bill becomes law, then the Attorney General will be able to bring actions against online services that violate the rules.

The republican-led government has been working overtime to roll back and curtail laws providing a fair, open internet with protections for people's private data. One lawmaker who voted to enable ISPs to sell people's private data, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, told a crowd that "nobody's got to use the internet." In response, several states, and the city of Seattle, have taken it upon themselves to pass privacy protections on their own.

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