Erin Egan writes:
As expected, this year is shaping up to be a busy year on privacy. As we noted in an earlier post, many Congressional members on both sides of the aisle are focusing on privacy issues. We still expect Senator Kerry to introduce comprehensive privacy legislation in the next few weeks and we understand Senator Pryor is working on legislation focused on children’s privacy before possibly turning back to a “do-not-track” bill. In the meantime, Senator Leahy, who has long engaged on privacy issues, has created a new Privacy and Technology Subcommittee to be chaired by Al Franken; Congresswoman Jackie Speier introduced her expected do-not-track legislation; Congressman Bobby Rush reintroduced his comprehensive privacy bill; and Congressman Cliff Stearns has discussed introducing the draft privacy legislation that he co-authored with Congressman Rick Boucher last year.
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