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Public Knowledge Welcomes Cortez Masto’s Bill as Positive Next Step in Privacy Debate

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Yesterday, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the “Digital Accountability and Transparency to Advance Privacy Act” (DATA Privacy) to encourage businesses like Facebook and Amazon to explain privacy policies in clear language while meeting requirements for data collection, processing, and storage.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Eshoo, Markey for Truth-in-Billing Legislation Empowering Consumers

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Today, Representative Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced the “Truth-In-Billing, Remedies, and User Empowerment over Fees” (TRUE Fees) Act to ensure that pay TV, cellular service, and broadband providers include “below-the-line” fee items in their advertised price for service.

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Public Knowledge Applauds Bill Eliminating Paywalls from Public Court Records Access

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Yesterday, Representatives Doug Collins (R-GA) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) introduced the “Electronic Court Records Reform Act” (ECRRA) to remove any and all paywalls on public court records. Currently, users must pay to obtain public court records through the Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system. The ECRRA would guarantee free public access to these records through PACER by waiving all fees. Furthermore, the bill would also mandate updates to the PACER system, including a search function for court documents.

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