The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act: The Dawn of Internet Privacy?

April 19, 2011
“The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011”, recently proposed by Senators John Kerry and John McCain, seeks to regulate the extent to which online companies can collect and use personal data of users of their Web services. The Act reflects a trend toward heightened scrutiny of internet “data-mining” and may increase the likelihood of privacy-related litigation against online companies and internet providers.