Recent Privacy Legislation To Require Federal Agencies To Consider Impact Of New Regulations On Privacy

The House of Representatives passed H.R. 4561, the Federal Agency Protection of Privacy Act, which was introduced by Rep. Bob Barr (R-GA). The Act would require federal agencies to carefully consider how newly issued regulations would affect privacy. The companion bill was introduced in the Senate by Senator Max Cleland (D-GA) as S.2492.

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