Senate Departures May Put Damper On Privacy Momentum

Law360, New York (January 15, 2013, 9:53 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate is poised to lose two of its most vocal leaders on privacy issues, Democrats Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia and John Kerry of Massachusetts, a shakeup attorneys expect will stall long-running efforts to curb online tracking, strengthen cybersecurity protections and create a comprehensive privacy regime.

Rockefeller, who first was elected to the Senate in 1984 and has championed for stronger Internet privacy and security protections during his tenure, announced Friday that he would not seek re-election when his current term expires at the...
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