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December 2010

Internet privacy laws will get attention in the next Congress

With the Obama Administration's reported "watchdog" plan for online privacy and U.S. Rep. Joe Barton's November statement that Internet privacy policies will be in the crosshairs in the next Congress, privacy remains one of many bulls-eyes for the 2011--2012 policy agenda. Adding to this renewed fervor toward privacy issues, both the Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission are poised to release comprehensive reports regarding the collection, use and security of personally identifiable information. Even the Federal Communication Commission is getting into the mix with its public notice and hearing regarding the regulation of cybersecurity and its recent probe into the information collected by Google Street View. So, here's what enterprises will want to keep an eye on in Washington D.C. for the upcoming year: Cybersecurity Legislation, which we expect to be along the lines of the pending bill proposed by Senator Joseph Lieberman in the 111th Congress, S. 3480, that would address both public and private sector ...

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