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Kerry Discusses Need for Internet Legislation

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 31, 2011

In an interview with The Boston Globe, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) discusses his proposal for Internet privacy legislation, likening online tracking to being secretly monitored by a private detective. "When you go on the Internet, are you, as an American, consenting to having your private activities shared with other people?'' he questions. A draft of Kerry's proposed legislation was released earlier this month and is expected to be introduced as early as next week, the report states. Kerry said he has been consulting with industry leaders as well as consumer and privacy advocates on the plan. Kerry's bill is one of several proposed by federal legislators.
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