Thursday, August 10, 2006

AOL gaffe draws Capitol Hill rebuke

CNET "AOL's recent privacy gaffe that exposed user search histories may breathe new life into a proposal to slap strict rules on what data Internet companies may collect.
Rep. Ed Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, said Wednesday that AOL's disclosure of the search habits of more than 650,000 of its users demonstrates that new laws are necessary. AOL has apologized for the disclosure.
'We must stop companies from unnecessarily storing the building blocks of American citizens' private lives,' Markey said. "

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