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Kerry: Report Stresses Need for Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights


Location: Washington, DC

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, today release a statement following a final report from the Federal Trade Commission on recommendations to protect consumer privacy.

Senator Kerry is the author of bipartisan internet privacy legislation in the Senate along with Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.)

"Today's report from the FTC again underscores the need for action from Congress," said Sen. Kerry. "Senator McCain and I introduced the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights to put Americans in control of their information. This report again affirms the value of setting a national standard for the collection, use, and distribution of personal information. This discussion is taking place at home and abroad, and we'd be wise to act now rather than defer decisions until future Congresses."

Last week, Senator Kerry renewed his call for a Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights in a guest blog post for the website ThinkProgress.

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