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Sen. Kerry Calls for Activism

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

March 22, 2012

In a guest blog for ThinkProgress, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) writes that when it comes to Internet privacy, "I feel just a little bit like we're all starring in a remake of the movie 'Groundhog Day.'" Despite the fact that media repeatedly reports on various companies' misuse of customer data, he writes, nothing changes. The reason is a lack of activism, he says, noting President Richard Nixon didn't sign the Environmental Protection Act until people poured into the streets to protest, and, similarly, legislative action won't happen until citizens themselves start the movement. Calling for the passage of the Kerry-McCain Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights, Kerry says to those who want change, "That's up to you."
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