New Bill Would Mandate Social Media Data Portability

October 23, 2019

The Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching (ACCESS) Act would require the largest platforms (over 100 million monthly U.S. users) to make user data they collect portable to other platforms and their services interoperable--mirroring Hill efforts to make it easier to switch among ISPs--as well as to allow platform users to designate a third party to manage their privacy and account settings, the last a concession to the difficulty for most to navigate those spaces.

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