Senate Bill Would Resurrect US Privacy Officer Post

Law360, New York (October 19, 2011, 7:53 PM EDT) -- Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii, introduced a bill Tuesday that would create a federal chief privacy officer position for the first time since the 1990s and overturn a 2004 U.S. Supreme Court decision that requires plaintiffs to prove actual damages when suing for privacy breaches.

The Privacy Act Modernization for the Information Age Act of 2011, introduced Tuesday in the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, aims to update the Privacy Act of 1974, which Sen. Akaka said is "better suited to file cabinets and...
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