Consumer Privacy Protection Act Of 2002

Congress has been discussing the fast track consideration of a bill, Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2002. This legislation would protect and enhance consumer privacy. This legislation would have the effect of giving consumers a great role in the collection of their personal information and to be able to decline to volunteer this information if desired. Online privacy has become a debated issue in Congress.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Would this legislation preempt state legislation?
Has there been a competing legislation introduced in the Senate and what are the differences between this legislation?
What have been the concerns of privacy advocates?

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