Online Personal Privacy Act

Congress has been discussing the consideration of a bill, Online Personal Privacy Act. This legislation would protect and enhance consumer privacy. This legislation has been compared with the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2002. A compromise between the two bills will likely be reached depending on whether the influence of business concerns or privacy advocates is stronger. However, whichever form of the bill is ultimately passed, there will be an effect on electronic commerce and the Internet.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Is there an opposition to this legislation?
Has there been a competing legislation introduced in the House and what are the differences between this legislation?


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