What Hank has done:
- Congressman Hank Johnson and community leaders hosted a Free File public briefing and demo on March 13, 2017, to highlight the federal and Georgia Free File programs that provide free online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services to low and moderate-income taxpayers.
- Cosponsored H.R. 3975, the Cyber Breach Notification Act of 2017, to require covered entities to provide notification in the case of a breach of unsecured sensitive personally identifiable information in electronic or digital form, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R.1300 - United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act of 2017, to require the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list of all employers that relocate a call center overseas, to make such companies ineligible for Federal grants or guaranteed loans, and to require disclosure of the physical location of business agents engaging in customer service communications.
- Sponsored H.R.6547, APPS Act of 2018, to increase consumer privacy on mobile devices.
- Sponsored H.R.6548, the Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2018, to make it easier for consumers to correct and opt out of big data collection and use.
What Hank will do:
- From his post on the Judiciary Committee, continue to introduce legislation designed to level the bargaining and legal playing field between consumers and service and product providers.
- Support increased funding of and oversight on the part of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
- Call for quality control and safety assurance mechanisms in any trade agreements.
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Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) followed up on Jordan's line of questioning about whether Google had paid for such efforts. Pichai categorically denied that it provides any partisan election features.
Another issue likely to be top of mind for Democrats: Tougher mandates for companies to notify consumers when they are breached. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) asked Pichai how Americans can trust their personally identifiable information is safe with Google -- which announced on Monday it had a security bug on its Google service that may have affected the personal information of about 52 million people.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet (IP), today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai on the importance of consumers’ digital privacy in the online ecosystem. The following is a transcript of his exchange in Judiciary Committee hearing: “Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filtering Practices.”
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CLARKSTON, GA – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) released the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule making it more difficult for law-abiding immigrants to obtain their permanent residency in the United States and reunite with family members if they access public resources such as health care, as well as food and housing assistance:
But U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, said federal funding for MARTA could be in jeopardy if the FTA finds the agency acted improperly.
"We're expanding our transit system," Johnson told Channel 2 Action News Tuesday. "It's very important for Georgia's economic future, and it should not be jeopardized by failure to comply with federal law."
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as oral arguments begin in a federal District Court in Texas in the Republicans’ Texas v.
We held an informative and excellent public discussion on the issues that Fourth District residents are most concerned about during our August 7th telephone town hall. We called 100,000 constituents to discuss the issues of the day. To listen to the live, 1-hour event, click HERE. The good news is if you missed our previous telephone town halls, I’ll be hosting another live access event soon. To sign up for future events, click HERE.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., filed two bills intended to improve a consumer’s privacy concerning mobile device applications and data collection this past week.
The bills are the Application Privacy, Protection and Security Act of 2018, also known as the APPS Act, and the DATA Act of 2018. Both bills have bipartisan support, Johnson’s office said.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, today introduced two bills: the bipartisan Application Privacy, Protection and Security (APPS) Act of 2018 (H.R. 6547), a bill to increase consumer privacy on mobile devices, and the DATA Act of 2018 (H.R. 6548) that makes it easier for consumers to correct and opt out of big data collection and use.
DECATUR, GA – Rep.