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Is Markey the Most Influential Privacy Legislator in U.S. History?

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 26, 2013

In light of news that Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) won yesterday’s Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate, Peter Swire, CIPP/US, writes about why Markey “is quite possibly the most influential member of the House of Representatives in the history of privacy legislation.” In this installment of Privacy Perspectives, Swire, who once served under President Bill Clinton, notes how Markey “has been involved in countless privacy issues” since being elected to the House in 1976 and details Markey’s major contributions to U.S. privacy legislation, including HIPAA and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.
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