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The US House of Representatives has passed decisively the INFORM Consumers Act, bipartisan legislation to protect consumers from counterfeit and stolen goods being sold online.
If included on to the NDAA, online marketplaces would be required to take steps to verify the identity of high-volume sellers, and to provide some of that information to customers.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed SB 301—California’s version of the federal INFORM Consumers Act—to strengthen transparency rules for high volume third-party sellers and provide greater tools for law enforcement to identify stolen items.
SB 301, California’s version of the federal INFORM Consumers Act, has passed unanimously out of the Assembly.
Rumor has it that the US Senate will be abandoning months of work on legislation overhauling US policy toward China, as it's expected to approve a drastically slimmed-down version of the bill.
The National Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to Congress urging them to support the Integrity, Notification, and Fairness in Online Retail Marketplaces (INFORM) for Consumers Act.