Gov't Must Tweak Privacy Protections For New Era, Panel Hears

Law360, New York (July 31, 2012, 9:40 PM EDT) -- Public and private officials pushed lawmakers Tuesday to revive a long-vacant federal chief privacy officer position and an inactive privacy board, telling a Senate subcommittee that increased oversight would improve the security of personal data collected by the government.

The current legislative framework governing how the federal government handles people's personal information — namely, the Privacy Act of 1974 and the E-Government Act — are outdated and in desperate need of revisions to address advances in technology since their passage, panel members told the Senate subcommittee...
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