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Opinion: McCain, Kerry Online Bill of Rights Needed

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 24, 2011

In a feature for The Hill, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and John Kerry (D-MA) write about their proposed privacy bill of rights in light of recent data breaches affecting the personal information of more than 250 million people in the U.S. "Almost every American is vulnerable to the loss, theft or unanticipated use of their information," they write, "because in this digital age, we routinely turn over personal information to online retailers, social networks and other services in growing numbers." At a time when personal data is viewed as a form of online currency, the senators write that their proposed Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights is needed "to put Americans back in control of their personal information."
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