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Data protection legislation needed

A Sturgeon Bay IT professional thinks a bill pending in the U.S. Congress to help protect personal computer data should be passed. Nathan Drager, the owner of Quantum PC in Sturgeon Bay, says he hopes the legislation that was created in part by Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin called the Data Care Act will help protect the regular online consumer. The act would put more responsibility on websites, apps, and online providers to not use data inappropriately, as well as sharing it with third parties. This comes in the wake of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony in front of Congress about how Facebook shares data and other data breaches like the Equifax one last year. Drager says sharing your data right now is like the “wild west.”

 

 

Drager added that people can help protect themselves by using different passwords for all their online accounts, being careful of what you are downloading, and what you share on public networks. 

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