Joelle Tessler of Associated Press reports on how Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va) is drafting a bill to impose restrictions on how web sites collect and use information for advertising services. Although the industry had proposed its own self-regulatory principles in July, a coalition of privacy groups submitted other recommendations to Congress that impose additional restrictions. Boucher’s bill is expected to be stronger than what the industry proposed.
Although his proposal is still taking shape, Boucher is confident lawmakers will pass an online marketing privacy law of some sort. He is working with Cliff Stearns of Florida, the top Republican on the Internet subcommittee, as well as Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., who chairs a separate subcommittee on consumer protection.
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