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Privacy Bill Nears Introduction in House

Jan 29, 2010, 06:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

"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 co-sponsors.

"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."

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