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Senate Schedules Online Privacy Hearing

The Senate Commerce Committee has scheduled a hearing on consumer
online privacy for July 27.

That follows last week's hearing in the same committee on"Protecting Youth in an Online world."

Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) has made it
clear he thinks the issue of online privacy, and particularly protecting kids
online, is a huge one, and has threatened to take action if industry does not
sufficiently self-regulate.

No word
on witnesses.

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.