Today, the bipartisan Augmenting Compatibility and Competition by Enabling Service Switching (ACCESS) Act, led by Rep. Burgess Owens (UT-04), Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (PA-05), and Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04), passed the House Judiciary Committee. The ACCESS Act, introduced earlier this month, promotes competition online by lowering barriers to entry and switching costs for businesses and consumers through interoperability and data portability requirements.
“There’s little question that Big Tech platforms are powered by user communication and online data, over which consumers lack significant control,” said Rep. Owens. “Americans deserve to have more ownership over their personal information with the ability to seamlessly transfer that data between platforms of their choice. I’m proud to join this bipartisan effort to rein in Big Tech and look forward to seeing this important legislation on the House floor.”