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Rubio, Colleagues Introduce Bill to Ban Sale of U.S. Service-members’ Data to Foreign Adversaries

May 19, 2022 | Comunicados de Prensa

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Protecting Military Service Members’ Data Act of 2022. The bill would protect the data of U.S. service-members by preventing data brokers from selling lists that aggregate the personal information of U.S. military personnel to adversarial nations, including China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea. It would task the Federal Trade Commission and states’ attorneys general with enforcement to keep American service-members safe.
“It is common sense to prevent big data companies and shady brokers from selling information about our military personnel to countries that could use that information against us,” Rubio said. “This bill would protect the privacy of service-members and mitigate this national security risk.”
“Protecting service members’ data is both a privacy and a national security issue,” Cassidy said. “Current law lacks commonsense. Our legislation prohibits our enemies like China and Russia from acquiring and using this information to do us harm.”