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 November 3, 2010  Posted by  Laws, Online

Cecilia Kang reports:

Fresh off the election results, Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) said privacy would be a priority for the next Congress.

Barton, the potential new chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce committee, said recent data breaches show the need for more privacy protections for Internet users.

“I want the Internet economy to prosper, but it can’t unless the people’s right to privacy means more than a right to hear excuses after the damage is done,” Barton said in a release on how third-party developers shared Facebook user information. “In the next Congress, the Energy and Commerce Committee and our subcommittees are going to put Internet privacy policies in the crosshairs.”

Read more in the Washington Post

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