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Lawmakers, Stakeholders Disagree on Self-Regulation's Merits

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 29, 2012

The spokesman for an advertising trade group has told U.S. lawmakers industry doesn't need new privacy legislation because it is doing a good job of protecting users' privacy, PCWorld reports. "Our self-regulatory system works," said Bob Liodice, president and CEO of the Association of National Advertisers. But Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said at a Thursday hearing that self-regulation is insufficient and indicated concerns about the online tracking of children. "Until consumers are adequately protected, I will continue to push for legislation, and hold hearings, to address this imbalance," Rockefeller said.
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