Oct 102010
 
 October 10, 2010  Business, Laws, Online

Juliana Gruenwald reports:

Three prominent tech companies have come out in support of privacy legislation offered by a key House lawmaker, saying the bill provides “the appropriate balance.”

On Monday, Intel, eBay and Microsoft wrote Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection, voicing support for his privacy legislation, which was introduced in July.

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They urged Rush, however, to remove a provision allowing consumers to sue companies for violating the bill’s provisions, saying it would create “unnecessary litigation costs and uncertainty for businesses” while failing to protect consumer privacy.

Read more on Tech Daily Dose.

The bill referred to in this news story is H.R.2221: Data Accountability and Trust Act. The House report on the bill can be found here.

Via @PrivacySecurity

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