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Lawmakers, Stakeholders: VPPA Amendment Needs Work

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 1, 2012

Should consumers have the power to choose whether to share their personal information, or should Congress legislate that right? Lawmakers and stakeholders debated the question at yesterday's hearing on the proposed amendment to the Video Privacy Protection Act, which would allow consumers to give one-time, blanket consent for their viewing preferences to be used by a "video tape service provider" and for that consent to be obtained via the Internet, reports this Daily Dashboard exclusive.
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