Sep 162010
 
 September 16, 2010  Featured News, Laws

Tony Romm writes:

The odds of Congress passing an online privacy bill this year get slimmer by the day, leading interest groups to fire up a lobbying blitz with an eye toward 2011.

Supporters and critics of the effort are asserting themselves strongly in a debate over how companies like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook can collect and use consumers’ information on the Web.

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Privacy advocates on Capitol Hill — including Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) — have told POLITICO a final vote on the matter this year is unlikely. But the flurry of lobbying on the online privacy front still owes its origins to an in-kind uptick in interest in the issue on Capitol Hill.

Read more on Politico.

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