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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement on President Biden’s executive order aimed at restricting the sale of American’s sensitive personal data to China, Russia, Iran, North Korea, Cuba and Venezuela, as well as entities with ties to those countries:

“For many years now I have been raising the alarm in Congress regarding the need to protect Americans’ sensitive personal data from being exploited by our adversaries. Countries like China have made it their mission to collect as much sensitive information as possible on Americans. I applaud President Biden for taking these steps to ensure that personal data like precise geolocation information, biometric data, and personal health information cannot be accessed by countries of concern. While I welcome these steps, today’s action does not assuage the need for comprehensive data privacy legislation. I urge my colleagues to come together on legislation that finally protects Americans’ privacy online.”