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Senate Committee Online Privacy Hearing Tuesday

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 26, 2010

Proposed privacy legislation has been gaining attention in the U.S. House of Representatives, and now the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing Tuesday on online privacy, The Washington Post reports. "We believe the odds are against congress passing an online privacy bill in 2010. There is too little time left to move a bill that is fairly controversial," said analyst Paul Gallant, adding, "However, we continue to believe that there is a political consensus forming around the need for greater regulation of online advertising to better protect consumer privacy." Witnesses at the hearing will include representatives from the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission, Cato Institute, Apple, Google, AT&T and Facebook, as well as a University of Pennsylvania professor.
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