Attorney General Mark Brnovich to Participate in White House Online Platform Roundtable

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Attorney General Mark Brnovich will meet with President Donald Trump and seven other attorneys general to discuss proactive ways to ensure consumer protection in the digital world.

The President’s Executive Order (EO) 13925, signed on May 28, 2020, called for the creation of a working group of attorneys general that, among other things, will collaborate to ensure online platforms are not engaging in unfair or deceptive acts or practices. Today, Attorney General Brnovich and his colleagues will discuss how states can use existing consumer protection laws to address abusive, unfair, and deceptive practices (content moderation, data tracking, and inconsistent application of terms of service) of online platforms.

“Data privacy and protection of consumer data has been a top priority for my administration and should be a topic of bipartisan concern," said General Brnovich. “For too long, big tech companies have deceptively collected and exploited users’ personal information for financial gain. We look forward to sharing our perspective and working together to demand more transparency, accountability, and protection for consumers.”

Attorneys General from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah are also part of the roundtable.

Attorney General Brnovich has been a national leader in consumer data privacy and cybersecurity since taking office in 2015. On May 27, 2020, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (AGO) became the first state to file a consumer fraud lawsuit against Google LLC over how the company allegedly deceives users to obtain their location data and use that information to fund its lucrative advertising business.

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