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Committee Outlines Privacy Approach

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 2, 2011

Pledging a "comprehensive review," the House Energy and Commerce Committee has released an agenda that outlines its approach to privacy issues for the current congressional session. The focus will be on data security, risks posed from security breaches and online data collection, the National Journal reports. "While data security and prevention of data theft will mark the first phase of the committee's action," said Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), the committee "will also look later in the year at broader electronic privacy concerns." A commerce subcommittee hearing is scheduled today on the issue of data breaches, including testimony from representatives of Sony and Epsilon.
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