The U.S. Government Accountability Office has publicly announced that it recommends "Congress consider developing comprehensive internet privacy legislation to better protect consumers." The announcement, which was released Feb. 13, stated, "We found that there is no comprehensive U.S. internet privacy law governing private companies' collection, use, or sale of users' data. Consumer advocates and others told us greater regulatory powers are needed. Most industry representatives we interviewed favored the current enforcement approach and warned that regulations could hinder innovation." The GAO post also includes a brief podcast on privacy oversight and a set of highlights describing what the agency found during the course of its study.
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