New Legislation Needed
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.October 6, 2010
CSPAN's privacy series, "The Communicators," featured a special segment on pending privacy legislation by Reps. Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Cliff Stearns (R-FL), who head up the House Commerce Subcommittee on Communications. "I think the horse is out of the barn," Stearns said when asked about online privacy and tracking. Speaking about issues like opt in and opt out, he noted that if individuals saw the way their information can be compiled online to create user profiles, they would be very concerned. "I think we have to step up to the plate here in Congress...the public is unaware, and we need to get the privacy bill into play and let the people understand what's happening."