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Commerce Committee To Prioritize Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 7, 2011

NationalJournal reports that the House Energy and Commerce Committee will make privacy and cybersecurity legislation a priority in the coming months. The Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, headed by Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), will focus on privacy and data security, including online data collection, consumer awareness and the effect of international privacy standards on U.S. business. Bono Mack has also indicated that she plans to hold hearings on the creation of national standards for breach notification. Additionally, the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee plans to find ways to improve the nation's cybersecurity infrastructure.
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