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    Washington Post: Breaking down Internet privacy legislation

    The Washington Post’s Cecelia Kang has an interview with Reed Smith attorneys Amy Mushahwar and Judy Harris about prospects for online privacy legislation in the next Congress:

    The two privacy and communications attorneys stopped by The Post last week to break down the top issues in three bills at play in the House on Internet privacy. The debates will circle around exactly what kind of information would be defined as personally identifiable to created behavioral advertising platforms. Companies, privacy groups and lawmakers will debate how Web sites can share information with third parties (Washington Post with a restaurant advertiser, for example) and whether consumers will only have that information shared on a voluntary or involuntary basis. […]

    A Do Not Track registry, may gain traction because of the popularity of the Do Not Call registry. Companies such as Google have questioned how such a registry would be technically implemented. But the idea is popular among privacy groups and consumers, they say.

    The full video interview is available here.

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