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Expert Examines Speier Bill

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 7, 2011

Last week's Privacy Tracker audio conference featured insights on key legislative and enforcement actions. Amazon State Public Policy Director Braden Cox offered analysis and predictions of a new online tracking bill introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA). Even in light of recent efforts by Web browsers to create such opt-out mechanisms for their users, "There are those in the privacy advocacy community that are saying there is nothing in law that requires companies to respect the choices of consumers." The call also included analysis of the Department of Health and Human Service's recent HIPAA fines and settlements. The next Privacy Tracker audio conference is scheduled for April 7. Privacy Tracker subscribers may access recorded audio here. (Login is required to access this story.)
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