New Bill Would Require Disclosure By Companies for the Use of Personal Information in Pricing
On Monday, Representative Susan Davis (D-CA, 53), along with Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL, 9) introduced H.R. 2487, the Ensuring Shoppers Honest Online Pricing (E-SHOP) Act. In her press release, Congresswoman Davis says companies are collecting personal information from consumers, including browser history and IP addresses, to offer different prices for products depending on the consumer. This bill would mandate an FTC rulemaking to require disclosure use of personal information by companies to adjust prices.
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