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Politicians Disagree on Privacy Bill of Rights


April 27, 2012

POLITICO reports on disagreement between two lawmakers on whether Congress should enact a privacy bill of rights. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) differed in opinion at a briefing yesterday, with Blumenthal arguing that a privacy bill of rights is "absolutely appropriate" and Bono Mack arguing that a bill of rights could go "too far." Bono Mack said congressional intervention could harm innovation, but Blumenthal said preserving personal privacy is a concept that dates back to the Founding Fathers. "People understand about tracking, about algorithms that identify them about being pregnant before they may have even told their parents or their husband," Blumenthal said.
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