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BILL OF RIGHTS UPDATE — A draft of Rep. Ro Khanna’s internet bill of rights — a set of consumer data privacy regulations — has been circulated among senior Silicon Valley executives and Washington advocacy groups.
US Representative Ro Khanna (D-California) represents much of Silicon Valley, but he’s not just a cheerleader for the hometown industry. He supports tougher antitrust review of tech mergers, for one thing. Khanna is also trying to draft an “Internet Bill of Rights,” principles that he hopes can later form the basis of legislation.
Congressman Ro Khanna is set to attend the Cupertino Town Hall, 10185 N. Stelling Road, on May 2 from 7:30 to 9 p.m.
The Town Hall meeting is an opportunity for the public to ask questions and discuss recent developments and legislative actions involving the community.
Advocates for tougher campaign finance regulations say comments from Mick Mulvaney seeming to describe a pay-to-play style of politics on Capitol Hill will boost their long-term effort to overhaul the rules and could benefit like-minded candidates in the midterm elections.
Four years ago today (April 25), the Michigan town of Flint switched the source of its water, resulting in dangerous levels of lead and a public health catastrophewhose affects continue. Now, on the anniversary of the start of the crisis, two members of Congress have introduced legislation to prevent a similar situation from happening again.
More than 50 U.S. Congress members condemned Ukrainian legislation that they said “glorifies Nazi collaborators” and therefore goes further than Poland’s laws on rhetoric about the Holocaust.
The condemnation came in an open bipartisan letter to Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan that was initiated by Democratic Reps. Ro Khanna of California and David Cicilline of Rhode Island.
California Rep. Ro Khanna has been tapped by Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to write legislation defining Internet users’ rights to their data.
In an interview with the San Jose Mercury News, Khanna said he was frustrated after Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s hearings on Capitol Hill showed many members did not understand basic concepts about the internet.
A South Bay congressman wants a bill of rights for internet users similar to the one provided to airline passengers.
Since arriving on Capitol Hill last year, Rep. Ro Khanna has advocated for Americans’ rights to their own private data on the web. Now, fellow Bay Area Rep. Nancy Pelosi has tapped him to outline just what those rights are.
It makes sense the congressional district that essentially created the Internet should lead the legislative effort to create a more equatable platform and protect the privacy of its users. That's why House Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has tasked Rep. Ro Khanna to lead the effort.