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Privacy Bills Sampler

H.R. 237 Consumer Internet Privacy Enhancement Act

Sponsor:
Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.)

Status:
Referred to Energy and Commerce Committee

Consumer Internet Privacy Enhancement Act

Sponsor:
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.)

Status:
Introduced last year. Will reintroduce this session. Both would ban commercial Web sites from collecting personally identifiable information online from a user unless the operator gives notice and opt-out option.

H.R. 112 Electronic Privacy Protection Act

Sponsor:
Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.)

Status:
Referred to Energy and Commerce Committee.

Bans any "information collection device" that doesn't include proper labeling, or notice and consent.

Consumer Privacy Protection Act

Sponsor:
Sen. Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.)

Status:
Introduced last year. Plans to reintroduce this session.

Sets strict Internet privacy standards, including an opt-in requirement.

Source: MCN
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