Senate Democrats Continue Push For Privacy Legislation

Law360, New York (June 28, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT) -- Democratic lawmakers continued their push Thursday for broad online privacy legislation, saying efforts by the industry to self-regulate against unauthorized data collection may not be strong enough to fully protect consumers.

During a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing, Chairman Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., supported moving forward on privacy legislation this year, expressing doubts about the industry's ability to adequately protect consumers' data absent a legislative mandate.

"You sometimes have to go a far piece to make sure that [consumers] get the help that they flat-out...
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