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Rep. Calls for Industry Solutions

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 23, 2011

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) says companies need to empower consumers when it comes to protecting the data they track and retain about them online. At an event for the telecommunications industry last week, Blackburn called upon industry leaders to step up with solutions, adding that for "the online world to continue to thrive, we need real leadership that answers consumers' cry for help, not just the typical ploy that gives a false sense of security and a free credit report." At an event in January, Blackburn called for an Internet free from government intervention, The Tennessean reports.
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