Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) plans to introduce an online privacy bill and is hoping to see legislation enacted next year, The Washington Post reports. "Our ability to control what information is collected, used and disclosed about us is central to how we want the world to view us," Kerry said in a statement issued prior to Tuesday's Senate Commerce Committee hearing on online privacy. Kerry's announcement follows similar discussions before the House Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection Subcommittee. FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz said that if the private sector does not "do a better job of ensuring consumers have clear choices going forward," it is likely the next congress will move forward with legislation. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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