Privacy Bill Finally Released

Representative Rick Boucher of Virginia, and Representative Cliff Stearns, of Florida have released the long awaited privacy bill. Rep. Boucher is the chairman of the House subcommittee on communications, technology and the Internet and Rep. Stearns is the ranking minority member.

The bill extends what information is considered sensitive to include health data, financial data, IP address, name, or any unique identifier. Companies would be required to post clear and understandable privacy notices when they collect information. The bill also requires customers to be notified before a company pulls any information from data providers. [article]