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Privacy Implications of the Election Results

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 8, 2012

Tuesday’s election results could “breathe new life” into a Do-Not-Track agenda, MediaPost reports. The Commerce Department is expected to push its privacy codes of conduct, and Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) is expected to continue seeking Do-Not-Track legislation. CNET News reports on privacy tests that will face President Barack Obama in his second term, including “the unenviable task of refereeing a series of disputes between privacy advocates and law enforcement officials who are hoping to expand their Internet surveillance powers.” NationalJournal examines leadership changes in the House of Representatives that may have an effect on technology issues going forward, while IDG News Service notes that “policy experts see little movement forward” on existing technology debates—including cybersecurity.
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