President Obama unveiled Monday proposed laws aimed at protecting Americans' data, after a turbulent year in cybersecurity and data protection.
The three new proposed laws, announced ahead of the president's State of the Union address later this month, land in the aftermath of a year of high-profile hacks and data breaches which affected millions of Americans.
Among the proposals, Obama announced a new federal standard -- dubbed the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, which would require companies to tell their customers within 30 days from the discovery of a data breach that their information had been compromised.
The president also announced during his Monday speech that he will resurrect the "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" which he announced during the last few months of his first term in office. The privacy bill, which Obama also asked Congress to codify into law, aims to give Internet users the right to control what data is collected and how their data is shared.
A third proposed law, the Student Data Privacy Act, will prohibit tech companies from profiting from data collected on students in schools, amid an increasing drive to bring technology to the classroom.