Yes, absolutely, and while I have a great deal of respect for Senator Feinstein, her Voter Privacy Act of 2019 doesn’t go far enough.
I see political campaigns and their accomplices as no better than the whores who sell our data which does not belong to them. Why, for example, would my health be a part of sold data and if it is, The more pertinent question is what organization has violated HIPPA requirements. Further, the burden should be firmly placed on the campaign - I should have to opt IN to receive their marketing rather than having to opt OUT, it should not be shared among or sold between campaigns.
I question additionally why campaign robocalls were originally exempted from the Do Not Call registry, but the answer is pretty clear in who benefits from the law as it is written.
The term “data broker” as written covers a pretty wide landscape of bad actors and includes any organization that sells OUR data such as credit reporting agencies l, 3rd and 4th parties and insurers yet most of us understand it to be primarily referring to Facebook and Twitter and resulting not only from the Cambridge Analytica scandal, but from what this scandal demonstrated about misuse.
Finally, I see nothing detailing potential penalties for the campaigns (and really it’s the data sellers and consulting groups with whom the campaigns, both RNC and DNC, presidential and PAC’s contract with). We should be seeing solid and non-negotiable jail time and fines of $10,000 per individual incident. for violations, yet I doubt that this will happen. Think back to the Equifax breach, nothing happened, in fact there was legislation written to protect Equifax in the aftermath.
Please take this much further and provide us with some real protections!