Thursday, November 10, 2005

Wired News: No Fed Security Laws, Hurrah!!

Wired News: No Fed Security Laws, Hurrah!!:
'I would rather see Congress fail to act than pass a weak federal bill that gives less notice than consumers are already getting due to stronger state laws,' Hillebrand said.

Chris Hoofnagle, director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center West, echoed Hillebrand's assessment, adding that as new state laws go into effect in the beginning of 2006, federal lawmakers will face pressure from states that don't want their legislation overridden by Congress.

'Consumers will get a better deal with no federal bill this year,' Hoofnagle said.
They're probably right, though I think this says something about the current majority in Congress; something bad.

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