DeGette Replaces Markey on Privacy Caucus

Rep. Diane DeGette (D-Colo.) has been named co-chair of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus.

She replaces Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who won a special election to replace John Kerry as a Massachusetts senator.

"I am excited to have my friend and colleague Representative Diana DeGette join me in my efforts to protect the privacy of all Americans," said caucus co-chair Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas). "I have admired her work over the years, and I believe that she is a great addition.

Members of the caucus have investigated the privacy practices of Google, Apple and Facebook, among others.

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.