The Download - August 2012

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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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