The bill, still in its early stages, is co-sponsored by Senators John Kennedy, a Louisiana

The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) was introduced in February by Representatives Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Bobby Rush (D-IL). The bill would give Americans the right to know what data companies collect about them and how they use it. Companies would also be required to get explicit consent before collecting, sharing or selling data. The bill would also allow consumers to delete data that companies have collected about them, and prohibit companies from discriminating against consumers who exercise their rights under the bill. The bill would also create a new federal privacy agency within the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enforce these rights and impose penalties on companies that violate them. The bill has been endorsed by a wide range of privacy advocates, including the ACLU, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the Center for Democracy & Technology. However, it faces significant opposition from the tech industry, which has lobbied heavily against similar bills in the past. The bill is also likely to face opposition from Republicans in Congress, who have generally been more supportive of industry self-regulation when it comes to data privacy.