Apr 272011
 
 April 27, 2011  Laws

Sara Jerome reports:

Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that she plans to introduce legislation to protect consumer privacy on the Internet.

Bono Mack, the leader of the Energy and Commerce Trade subcommittee, had previously called for heightened scrutiny of how companies use online data, but had yet to announce the need for a bill. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) has introduced an online privacy bill, but leaders on the committee say Bono Mack has jurisdiction.

The infiltration of the Sony’s PlayStation Network by hackers prompted Bono Mack’s call for legislation.

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