Sen Josh Hawley (R-MO) emerges as one of toughest Republican critics of Big Tech
Freshman Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO), 39, (the country's youngest senator) is swiftly emerging as one of the Repulican Party's toughest critics of Big Tech. At a March 12 privacy hearing, he slammed Google for collecting people's location data on Android phones -- even after they try to disable the tracking function. Sen Hawley wants Google to give consumers a clear way to opt out of invasive location tracking. He says many members of the committee — including Sen Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) — told him they were not aware that Google tracks people at this level. Sen Hawley's top tech priority right now is passing an amended version of the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act that he introduced with Sen Edward Markey (D-A) March 12.
Freshman Sen. Josh Hawley emerges as one of toughest Republican critics of Big Tech