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Senate Committees Stake Claims on Online Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 15, 2011

The Hill reports that committee leaders are focused on who should be in charge of online privacy legislation in the U.S. Senate. Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) and ranking member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) have written to the Judiciary Committee that their committee should be the home of online privacy legislation, the report states. The letter comes in the wake of last month's announcement by Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) on the creation of the Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and Law, demonstrating "the growing importance of online privacy as a consumer and political issue that touches the lives of the majority of Americans," the report states.
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