US legislators look to draft a GDPR-like bill by early next year

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US legislators look to draft a GDPR-like bill by early next year

Ever since the European Union enacted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), there have been murmurs of a possible United States version of the privacy rules. Just last month Apple CEO Tim Cook called for similar legislation in the US because he believes personal data is being “weaponized.”

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Tim Cook's wish for U.S. privacy legislation might come true early next year

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Earlier this month, Apple CEO Tim Cook told reporters that legislation to protect personal data online was inevitable. And now it appears that the executive was spot on with his prediction. Reuters writes today that there is talk on Capitol Hill about a bill that could be drafted early next year, allowing the U.S. government to obtain civil penalties from companies that misuse consumer data online, or allow such data to be stolen.