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Legislators, Experts Discuss Mobile Technology

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 10, 2011

In anticipation of today's U.S. Senate hearing, "Protecting Mobile Privacy: Your Smartphones, Tablets, Cell Phones and Your Privacy," Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) joined privacy experts last Friday to discuss consumer privacy and electronic devices on National Public Radio. Franken said he wants to ask industry representatives about their data collection practices while also receiving facts from experts in the legal, technology and privacy fields. The senator added, "The Internet has spawned all this unbelievable...innovation, and we want that. We just want also to make sure that when we're doing this, we strike the right balance and that we have our privacy laws keep up with technology" without stymieing innovation.
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