Washington, D.C. — Today, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC) introduced the Digital Consumer Protection Commission Act (DCPC), a bipartisan measure that would create a new digital regulator to address the challenges created by online services in competition, transparency, privacy, and national security. The DCPC includes essential reforms to ensure fair competition online, long-demanded privacy protections for almost all digital data, and a requirement that any platform with tens of millions of users must follow the rules or not be allowed to operate at all. Many of these ideas were proposed in a 2021 Center for American Progress report.
In response, CAP President and CEO Patrick Gaspard issued the following statement:
Passing the Digital Consumer Protection Commission Act is critical to preventing a few dominant internet companies from unfairly taking advantage of consumers and eroding our democratic values. The DCPC will help address major concerns around competition, privacy, security, and transparency in a truly bipartisan manner. This bill will ensure that the digital playing field is no longer stacked against competitors, consumers, and the public. I applaud the bipartisan work of Sens. Warren and Graham, and CAP is proud to support this legislation.
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