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Online Privacy Legislation Expected To Abound

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 7, 2011

Legislators are "practically falling over each other to introduce new online privacy legislation,"paidContent reports, highlighting recent announcements that at least three representatives are expected to introduce bills this week. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) is proposing a bill that will include specific do-not-track provisions, and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) will introduce a bill that will instead offer "safe harbor" to marketers who participate in privacy rules, the report states. Meanwhile, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) is also expected to introduce a new version of last year's Boucher-Stearns bill, and Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) has pledged to "put Internet privacy in the crosshairs."
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