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Angwin Discusses Legislative Push for Internet Protection

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 15, 2011

NPR's "All Things Considered" features an interview with The Wall Street Journal's Julia Angwin on federal legislation aimed at improving online privacy. Angwin discusses various forms of tracking technologies and offers insight into industry initiatives to address online tracking concerns as well as current legislative proposals. A proposal by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), Angwin suggests, "is basically piggybacking on the FTC's recommendation last year that the industry should develop a system called Do Not Track." Angwin describes a bill proposed by Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) as "addressing, actually, a bigger problem"--the lack of "baseline federal privacy laws in the U.S."
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