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New Subcommittee Leader Considers Action

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

January 23, 2013

The new chairman of the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will examine whether the government should take action to increase privacy protections for Internet users, The Hill reports. Rep. Lee Terry (R-NE) is considering the formation of a bipartisan group of lawmakers to craft recommendations for the subcommittee. “We will continue the subcommittee’s work on privacy and data security,” Terry said. “Whether that comes to legislation or not, we don’t know.” He added the subcommittee will consider data breach notification legislation.
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