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House Committee Creates Privacy Working Group


August 2, 2013

Broadcasting & Cable reports on the House Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee’s creation of a bipartisan privacy working group to focus on online privacy. With Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) as its chairs, the working group will also include Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX), Pete Olson (R-TX), Mike Pompeo (R-KS), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Jerry McNerney (D-CA). Blackburn said the working group will “seek opportunities where Congress can forge bipartisan agreement to better protect consumers' sensitive information and foster U.S.-based innovation," while Welch added that given advancements in technology, it is “more important than ever that we make sure the consumer's right to privacy is protected.”
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