Boucher Discusses Bill
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.March 9, 2010
Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) discusses the year ahead with The Hill's Kim Hart. Boucher says the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet will see a bill later this year that would require companies to notify Internet users about what information is collected about them, and would allow them to opt out of having that information collected and used. "By bestowing that set of rights, I think we instill a confidence in Internet users that their Web experience is more secure," and will encourage increased Internet use, Boucher said. "Our goal is to enhance electronic commerce, and not in any way to retard it."