Franken, Consumer Groups Urge Privacy Legislation

Law360, New York (April 3, 2012, 11:21 PM EDT) -- Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., and consumer privacy interest groups on Monday urged the Obama administration to draft legislation implementing many of the principles in the online privacy bill of rights proposed in February.

Franken, who chairs the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law, and the watchdog groups told the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration that Congress needs to be involved in the process of developing consumer privacy protections.

"The public deserves to know precisely how the administration would like...
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