"The House Democrat heading up the push for legislation that
would set new online privacy safeguards that could dramatically
reshape Internet marketing said he plans to introduce the bill
shortly, with several Republicans likely signed on as
"Rick Boucher, who chairs the House Subcommittee on
Communications, Technology and the Internet, said he has reached a
general agreement about the substantive portions of the bill, and
that he is "very close" to finishing a discussion draft of the
legislation to consider at a hearing.
""Our goal in doing this is to enhance the confidence that
Internet users have that their experience on the Web is secure,"
Boucher said on Wednesday here at the State of the Net conference,
an annual event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus, which
the Virginia lawmaker co-chairs."