Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bill on Wednesday that would limit the use of voter data by political campaigns.
The legislation is being touted as the first bill “directly responding to Cambridge Analytica.”
Feinstein’s Voter Privacy Act seeks to give voters more control over the data collected on them by political campaigns and organizations.
Under the legislation, voters would be allowed to access that data, ask political campaigns to delete it and instruct social media platforms like Google and Facebook to stop sharing personal data with those political entities.
“Political candidates and campaigns shouldn’t be able to use private data to manipulate and mislead voters,” Feinstein said in a statement. “This bill would help put an end to such actions.”
Feinstein’s bill would not apply to information obtained from voter registration databases, which are publicly available. But it would apply to a swath of sensitive data including Social Security numbers, personal property records, biometric information like DNA, browsing history, geolocation data, health information, education data and more.
Details from The Hill.