A new privacy bill that includes authorization for do-not-track regulations could be introduced in Congress as early as this week by Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.). The proposal would enable the Federal Trade Commission to issue regulations ensuring that consumers can opt out of online data collection by companies engaged in interstate commerce, according to a summary provided by Speier's office.
It seems like decades ago we started hearing about comprehensive privacy legislation. Well, it was. In the meantime, we've had a new FCRA, GLBA, HIPAA, COPPA, CAN-SPAM and more state laws than I can count. And now we have a new bill. No, wait, it's a "discussion draft." OK, let's talk about that.
ClickZ News By Kate Kaye, ClickZ, Jul 22, 2010 Share tweetmeme_source = 'clickz'; tweetmeme_service = 'bit.ly'; At a House subcommittee hearing yesterday, business and consumer groups discussed two privacy bills, revealing key areas of contention that could significantly affect online advertisers. Among the sticking points: FTC rulemaking authority, the ability for private individuals to sue alleged violators, data sharing, and safe harbor for corporations. Both pro-business witnesses and privacy advocates suggested that a bill introduced Monday by Rep. Bobby Rush represented progress on an issue Congress has poked into for over two years now. A draft bill floated by
Even on the news front, the U.S. Postal Service gets eclipsed by the Internet. Marketers who used to be on tenterhooks regarding the agency's push to a five-day delivery week now are focused on a bigger threat: a draft federal privacy bill that would further regulate the collection and use of online and offline data, making it harder to come by postal addresses in the first place.