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Consumer Safety Technology Act Passes In The House Of Representatives, Heads For Senate

The updated Consumer Safety Technology Act (now includes the Digital Taxonomy Act and the Blockchain Innovation Act) has passed in the House of Representatives and is now headed for the Senate.

It has been reported that the Digital Taxonomy Act provides definitions for the terms “digital asset” and “digital unit” and would task the Federal Trade Commission with preventing unfair trade practices in both.

The bills have been rolled into a broader piece of legislation aiming to use emerging technology for consumer protection. — Cointelegraph (@Cointelegraph) September 29, 2020

However, the Blockchain Innovation Act would require the FTC to put together a report on blockchain’s role in consumer protection.

Congressman Darren Soto (D-FL) said:

“As lawmakers, it’s our duty to ensure the United States continues to lead in blockchain technology.”

The report said that the two bills from Soto left the Committee on Energy and Commerce earlier this month. 

Thus, they leave the House rolled together with legislation from Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA) that calls for the use of artificial intelligence in consumer safety inspections.

Source: Cointelegraph | Image: ABC News



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