H.R. 3611Algorithmic Justice and Online Platform Transparency Act of 2021

Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA)

3 current Democratic cosponsors

Introduced: May 28, 2021
Status: The bill was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce in May 2021.


H.R. 3611 would require online platforms to provide notice as to each type of algorithmic process used on its services, including the types of information collected and how it is used. Platforms are required to keep records for 5 years. They are also required to disclose to users their content moderation practices and report on such practices annually, as well as maintain an advertisement library of all ads delivered through the use of personal information with an algorithmic process. Consumers must have the right of access to the personal information retained by platforms and it prohibits discrimination and interference with voting rights. Enforcement is shared by the FTC and state attorneys general and individuals are given a private right of action.

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