Bipartisan Senate Bill Will Require Digital App Companies to be Transparent about Country of Origin

Sens. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) unveiled legislation on Wednesday that would require digital app companies to list their country of origin. The American Privacy Protection (APP) Act will require that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ensure that all companies that release applications reveal the country of origin and where data collected by the smartphone app is stored. “Apps backed by our adversaries, including TikTok and WeChat, pose huge security risks to Americans data and security,” Scott said. “American consumers should know where the apps they download are created, and where the data being collected is stored,” he added. “Im proud to join Senator CorteRead More From Source

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