MediaPost reports on moves by several legislators toward introducing privacy legislation at the federal level. Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) has announced his intention to introduce privacy legislation that would, among other things, give the FTC the power to oversee industry self-regulation. Meanwhile, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) has already submitted a proposal known as the Do Not Track Me Online Act; Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) has reintroduced a bill requiring advertisers to obtain Internet users' consent before tracking them online, and Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) has also spoken of plans to submit online privacy legislation.
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