Rep. Luna (R-FL) Introduces Bill to Protect American Data from Foreign Adversaries

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Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) introduced the U.S. Data on U.S. Soil Act (H.R.6410) to protect the data security of Americans from being collected and exploited by our foreign adversaries. Specifically,  the U.S. Data on U.S. Soil would protect the data security of the American people by: 

  1. Prohibiting covered entities such as TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, etc. from storing any data of United States’ nationals in a physical data center that is located within a foreign adversary (China, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, and Maduro Regime). 
  2. Prohibiting government officials in foreign adversary countries from accessing the covered data. 
  3. Enforcing a penalty, in the form of a large fine, if these regulations are violated according to Unfair or Deceptive Act under the Federal Trade Commission Act. Any person who violates these regulations would be forced to pay a fine of $50,120 per violation, to account for inflation.   
  4. Not preempting state law, meaning if individual states have stricter data privacy laws, this bill does not override them but raise the national minimum standard. 

Rep. Anna Paulina Luna just introduced the U.S. Data on U.S. Soil Act to protect the data security of Americans from being colle H.R.6410 - To prohibit persons from storing the covered data of covered platforms in the United States in a foreign adversary or