Dennis Fisher reports:
These are strange times in Washington. Congress, which has spent decades conspicuously showing only the most passing interest in privacy, suddenly is awash in proposed privacy legislation and the calendars in both chambers are crowded with committee hearings on the topic. The unending string of breaches and data-misuse and abuse scandals, coupled with increasing consumer outrage, has apparently combined to accomplish that most difficult of tasks: convincing Congress to act.
But there’s a significant difference between knowing that something must be done and knowing what do. Right now, Congress seems to be stranded somewhere between those two mileposts, and a pair of hearings this week on Capitol Hill did not produce much evidence that is going to change soon.
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