House Committee Shakeup May Stall Privacy Legislation

Law360, New York (November 8, 2012, 9:26 PM EST) -- A pair of senior House Energy and Commerce Committee members who have sponsored several privacy bills recently lost their re-election bids, triggering a shakeup that experts expect will bog down long-running efforts to regulate thorny data security and online privacy issues.

Rep. Mary Bono Mack, a California Republican and the chair of the committee's commerce, manufacturing and trade subcommittee, fell short in her bid for an eighth term this week. While Bono Mack has yet to concede, citing potential uncounted ballots, the California secretary of state's...
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