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Privacy, Security the Focus at Hearings, Forum

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 28, 2011

The Senate Commerce Committee will hold a hearing this Wednesday on data security and privacy and has lined up two panels with witnesses from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Commerce Department, Hewlett-Packard, Sony and other industry representatives. The committee says it will look at "how entities collect, maintain, secure and use personal information in today's economy and whether consumers are adequately protected under current law," Broadcasting & Cable reports. Meanwhile, the Federal Communications Commission's Wireless Bureau is hosting a forum today on location-based services and privacy. The forum features representatives from Google, Facebook, Foursquare, the FTC and the Center for Democracy and Technology, among others.
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