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Khanna looks to spruce up online government services

October 17, 2018

Via: FCW

Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.) represents a district in the San Francisco Bay Area that includes the campuses of Apple, Intel, Yahoo and eBay. After serving as deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Commerce in the Obama Administration, Khanna won election to Congress in 2016 on his second bid for public office.

Earlier this year, Khanna introduced the bipartisan 21st Century IDEA Act, which would make government websites more user friendly and operations more digital. Khanna was also tasked by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to come up with overarching principles to protect Americans’ data online. The result, completed earlier this month, was the ambitious Internet Bill of Rights: a 10-item proposal aimed at expanding consumers’ control over their personal data.

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