In this issue:
Heard on the Hill
- Senate Commerce Ponders Self-Regulation
- Senate Examines Facial Recognition Technology
- Congress and the States Consider Legislation on Employer Access to Social Media Accounts
Around the Agencies
- FTC and Spokeo Settle Fair Credit Reporting Act Allegations
- FTC Requests Further Comment on Its COPPA Rule
- The Multistakeholder Process on Mobile Transparency Begins
In the States
- State Attorneys General to Examine Privacy
An excerpt from "Senate Commerce Ponders Self-Regulation"
Under the Chairmanship of Sen. Rockefeller (D-WV), the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (the “Committee”) continues to examine issues of data privacy and consumer protection. On June 28, 2012, the Committee held a hearing titled “The Need for Privacy Protections: Is Industry Self-Regulation Adequate?” This hearing followed up on the Committee’s May 9th hearing to review privacy frameworks set forth by the Obama Administration and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).
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