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 October 1, 2009  Posted by  Laws, Online

Kate Kaye reports:

Privacy legislation affecting the online advertising industry could be submitted by November. According to statements made recently by Rep. Rick Boucher, who heads up the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, a bill with bipartisan support could be introduced before Congress adjourns for its winter holiday break.

“We are making rapid progress and hope to have a bill introduced before recess,” Boucher said in an interview with beltway pub The Hill yesterday.

“The key elements [of the legislation] are going to be that every website will have to disclose every piece of information that they collect from visitors and how that information is used by the website that collects it. And then users should have control over that process,” added Boucher in the interview. Such information should be provided in “an easy-to-locate privacy policy,” suggested the Congressman in a separate article he wrote for the same publication, published last week.

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