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Sen. Hawley to introduce bill against data tracking

The bill would allow internet users to opt out of tracking by clicking a setting in their browsers or by downloading an app.

May 21, 2019 - 1:58 pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley is introducing legislation to give internet users the ability to opt out of tracking and collection of personal data.

Hawley is slated to introduce what he’s calling the Do Not Track Act on Tuesday.

The proposal is designed after the national Do Not Call list, which allows people to opt out of telemarketing calls.

Hawley has not yet released the bill. But his office says it would allow internet users to opt out of tracking by clicking a setting in their browsers or by downloading an app.

A spokesman for the Republican freshman says the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general would have the authority to enforce the legislation.

The proposal is the latest move by Hawley in his larger campaign against big tech.