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New Bill Requires Websites to Destroy User Data That Compromises Privacy

Press release: “Representative Edward J. Markey (D-MA), the ranking Democrat on the Telecommunications and Internet Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, today introduced the Eliminate Warehousing of Consumer Internet Data Act of 2006 – designed to strengthen consumers’ Internet privacy and prevent companies from storing personal information for indefinite periods of time…Rep. Markey’s bill would require owners of Internet websites to destroy obsolete data that can be used to individually identify a consumer, including credit card numbers, bank numbers, and date of birth, home address and Social Security numbers. The bill directs the Federal Trade Commission to set standards and enforce this act.”

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