Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell are making moves to roll back some of the country’s most important privacy protections in their new bill that would require companies to collect personal data from customers.
The measure, which was signed into law by Trump in his first 100 days in office, is intended to keep consumers safe from cyberattacks.
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed the bill last month by a vote of 217-213.
The legislation, which has bipartisan support, would prohibit tech companies from sharing customer data with government entities and law enforcement without a warrant.
While the legislation doesn’t address the privacy implications of cyberattacks, it does prohibit companies from using technology to gather data that would identify users.
The companies that have been targeted in the past have not faced a court challenge because the law requires them to disclose data collected from customers in a timely manner, as the companies have said they will.
The bill’s language also bans companies from selling personal data about customers, but it does not address the issue of whether such data could be used by law enforcement agencies.
The company that is the largest provider of Internet service in the U.S. is Alphabet Inc. Google and Apple Inc. are among the companies that use the data collected by Google to provide services such as search and mapping.
Apple and Google did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The House legislation would also require the Federal Trade Commission to approve any purchase of a service that uses the data.
Trump and McConnell have proposed several privacy legislation during their first 100-day term in office.
In January, the Senate passed a bill that required technology companies to give the public more information about how they use customer data.
A similar bill that passed the House passed by a slim margin in June.
The privacy legislation was a major issue in the 2016 presidential election, with Trump campaigning against the privacy protections that companies had put in place.
The issue of privacy emerged during Trump’s first month in office when a hacker who goes by the name Guccifer 2.0 released personal information of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich.
Trump has said the DNC emails that were released were leaked by the Russians, though there has been no evidence to back up that claim.
Trump also said during his campaign that Russia had a lot of compromising material on Hillary Clinton.
But in the months that followed, the U-S.
intelligence community concluded that Russia did not hack the DNC or the Clinton campaign, though it was possible that the hacks were carried out by other foreign powers.