New Data Law – level 2

02-07-2019 07:00

An American senator said that Internet companies say that their products are free but that is not true. He said that people do not pay for their products with money but with their data.

Another senator and he prepared a bill which deals with this problem. If the bill passes, companies will have to tell people what data they collect and how they use it. Users could also delete the data.

The companies would have to make a yearly report which would say how much the user’s data is worth. The companies would also have to say if they sold the data to someone else. One of the senators says that the companies sell people’s data to the highest bidder.

The bill would apply to big tech companies like Facebook and Google, which have more than 100 million monthly users.

Difficult words: bill (a law for discussion in the parliament), highest bidder (the company or person who pays the most money), apply (be for).

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