Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) participated in the State of the Net West conference on Tuesday of this week where she said prospects were bleak for any privacy legislation to make it through Congress this year. Even though online privacy tops Eshoo’s list of technological priorities, she believes it lands differently on Congress’ list. With debates centering on the national economy, jobs and the European economy, legislators most likely will not have the time to rewrite privacy legislation. However, the congresswoman did say she wants companies working to adopt transparent privacy policies that are user-friendly, including policies that protect children.
For the full article on the conference from Palo Alto Online, click here.