Senator Schatz is one of the strongest voices on consumer protection for technology users.
As new technologies emerge and play a bigger role in our lives, and online giants continue to grow, the federal government needs to focus on putting the interests of consumers first and ensuring our 21st century economy works for everyone. That means companies should be required to protect people’s privacy online, and safeguard against the spread of misinformation and illegal content online. And it means more work needs to be done to expand broadband access.
As a member of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, Senator Schatz is one of the strongest voices on consumer protection for technology users. He’s fighting for stronger privacy measures, a free and open internet, and broadband access for everyone. He has authored comprehensive legislation to improve consumer data privacy, hold tech companies accountable for content on their sites, and allow domestic abuse survivors to leave shared cell phone plans. Several pieces of legislation authored by Senator Schatz to improve the country’s missile alert system and improve the federal government’s use of artificial intelligence were signed into law.