WASHINGTON WATCH: Congress’ Eye on Privacy

Congress Increases Scrutiny Over Privacy 

Commerce Committee Chairman Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) introduced the Senate version of Do-Not-Track legislation – making it the sixth major privacy bill introduced this Congress.  (ClickZ has a comparison of the six bills).  Rockefeller’s committee also has focused on mobile privacy, particularly geo-tracking by mobile devices such as the iPhone and Android.




More Info: Senate Judiciary Committee Marks Up S. 968 (PROTECT IP Act) (Privacy and IP Law Blog); Protect IP Copyright Bill Faces Growing Criticism (CNET); DontCensortheNet.com; RIAA-backed warrantless search bill advances in California (ArsTechnica); Dear Colleague Letter re: Invent America Act;  Fact Sheet Administration Cyber Security ProposalAnalysis: Can naming, shaming curb cyber attacks from China? (Reuters); Cyber Combat: Act of War (Wall Street Journal); String of major cybersecurity breaches builds momentum for government action (Hillicon Valley); U.S. says worried by cyber-attacks; committed to Asia (Reuters); SEC Says Companies Should Disclose Cyber Attacks in Filings (Bloomberg)