Bill Would Regulate Spying Technology Aimed At TV Viewers

Law360, New York (June 14, 2013, 6:55 PM EDT) -- Two lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill to shield consumers from new television technology that monitors their activities while advertisements are playing, roughly a year after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office handed an initial rejection to Verizon Communications Inc.’s patent application for such technology.

Representatives Walter B. Jones, R-NC, and Michael Capuano, D-Mass., on Thursday introduced the We Are Watching You Act, to ensure that viewers are not unwittingly monitored by such technology on digital video recorder devices by requiring companies to clearly warn consumers...
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