Cyber Report

NEW CYBER REPORT/Top Story: Privacy Bandwagon Starts to Roll

(Clockwise: Sen. Rockefeller, Rep. Rush, FTC Chm. Leibowitz, Rep. Boucher, Sen. Pryor, Sen Kerry)


FTC Revives Controversial Do-Not-Track Registry Proposal

In the last ten days both the House and Senate have held hearings on privacy and the FTC gave hints of where it intended to go on this issue. Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Rockefeller (D-WV) held his own hearing on the matter with Internet Subcommittee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) indicating that he would work with Consumer Protection Subcommittee Chairman Mark Pryor (D-AK) on a Senate privacy bill which they hoped to pass early next year. Kerry stressed, “As a matter of technology, firms should challenge themselves to design products and engineer services with high default standards for protecting privacy in mind. And as a matter of law, we need new baseline standards for privacy protection that ensure people’s identity is treated with the respect it deserves.”  READ MORE