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Posted in Consumer Privacy

Capitol Hill Focus on Privacy Reveals Rifts; Upcoming Program in House Announced

On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on consumer privacy and the need for a federal baseline law. On one side — Senators Rockefeller (D-WVA) and Kerry (D-MA), strong proponents of baseline privacy legislation, and on the other was Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA), who questions whethere there is the need at all for legislation and who expressed cocern over compliance costs threatening innovation. On Monday, the Congressional Internet Caucus wil hold a program on pending privacy legislative proposals, moderated by Hogan Lovells Privacy Leader Chris Wolf.

Posted in News & Events

New York Times Stirs Debate over EU vs. US Privacy Commitment

A recent New York Times article fueled the debate over whether the EU is more committed to the protection of personal privacy than the US. Hogan Lovells Privacy and Information Management practice co-director Chris Wolf responded in a Letter to the Editor of the Times, published today, along with that of Mark Rotenberg of the Electronic Privacy Information Center. This entry describes, links and quotes from the article and the exchange, and references the upcoming eG8 forum on the Internet (and privacy) in which Chris will participate, and where the issue of privacy cooperation will be addressed.