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CISPA May Return; CA Aims To Limit Privacy Policy Length

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

February 8, 2013

The Hill reports that Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) has said he plans to re-introduce the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) this year. “We’re working on some things,” Ruppersberger said, “working with the White House to make sure that hopefully they can be more supportive of our bill than they were the last time.” Meanwhile, a California lawmaker is proposing legislation requiring privacy policies be at an eighth-grade reading level and remain under 100 words, CBS Sacramento reports. Assemblyman Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park) wants the language to be simple enough for a child to read, the report states. Chau said the problem with privacy policies is that “these documents are very lengthy…they can contain a lot of technical terminologies people do not understand.”
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