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House Energy and Commerce to review data privacy issues

In the wake of massive data privacy breaches at major corporations, and scattered attempts at legislative fixes to fill the gaps between technology and the law, the House Energy and Commerce Committee will review electronic privacy legislation in-depth. The committee aims to make recommendations for policies that would protect consumer privacy without harming corporate profits online. TMT Law Watch reports:

Despite some industry opposition, federal agencies, lawmakers, privacy advocates, and other online companies generally agree that some form of comprehensive data security legislation is necessary as more Americans disclose personal information online. 

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