Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and Jim Matheson (D-Utah), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, have introduced the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011. The bill would require covered entities to disclose to consumers in clear and easy to understand language what […]
Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and John McCain (R-Ariz.), former chairman of the Commerce Committee, have introduced the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011, to establish a framework to protect the personal information of all Americans. The bi-partisan bill would establish protections […]
The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today on “The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA): Government Perspectives on Protecting Privacy in the Digital Age.” The hearing was convened to examine the shortcomings of ECPA in its current form and ways to update and strengthen the Act. The witness list, witness statements and an archived webcast […]
The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing today entitled “The State of Online Consumer Privacy.” The hearing examined commercial practices that involve collecting, maintaining, using and disseminating large amounts of consumer information. The witness list, witness statements and an archived webcast of the hearing may be found here.
On Thursday, December 2, 2010, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held its last privacy hearing of the year to examine the feasibility of “Do-Not-Track” legislation authorizing the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to establish a mechanism (similar to the popular Do-Not-Call registry) for Internet users to globally opt-out of receiving targeted online advertising based on […]