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Stearns: Bill Will Give Consumers More Control

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 7, 2011

Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) has announced that he will soon introduce online privacy legislation focused on giving Web users information and control over what data Internet companies collect about them. PCWorld reports on the forthcoming legislation, referencing comments by Stearns that while it is aimed at encouraging industry to develop privacy standards, it will also provide the Federal Trade Commission with enforcement power. When it comes to the balance between Internet business and consumer privacy, Stearns said, "We are at a tipping point where we have to come to grips with the information that's being collected."
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