Saturday, June 19, 2004
Anti-Spyware Legislation in the Works
News.com reports that a House panel has approved a bill - one of many - that targets the use of spyware. The bill is designed to restore "safety, confidence and control to consumers when using their own computers" by barring ads that can't be closed, keystroke logging and the unknowing transfer of personally identifiable information through spyware. Here's hoping that whichever law eventually gets passed will have more teeth and fewer loopholes than the Can Spam law, but Congress doesn't have a sterling history when it comes to tech laws.
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