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Legislation Forthcoming to Strengthen Consumers’ Internet Privacy

Google’s Infinite Database Under Scrutiny, press release, January 20, 2006: “Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the ranking Democrat on the Telecommunications subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee…announced his plans to introduce a bill to strengthen consumers’ Internet privacy. When Congress returns, Rep. Markey will introduce legislation to prohibit the storage of personally identifiable information derived from a consumer’s Internet use in data bases such as Google’s or Yahoo’s beyond a reasonable period of time. After that time, the information must be destroyed.”

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