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Leahy Outlines Judiciary Agenda

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

January 12, 2011

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday outlined the work its members will undertake in the coming session, nextgov reports. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) said the committee will continue revising the 1986 Electronic Communications Privacy Act and will begin looking at the 1994 Communications Assistance to Law Enforcement Act, which was written before "the technological leaps and bounds" of the last two decades. Leahy said that the committee will also examine the use of full body security scanners at airports and online tracking by marketers and data aggregators. "The last decade has encroached on Americans' privacy as has no other decade in our history," Leahy said.
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