U.S. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller pressed executives of Facebook Inc. and MySpace Inc. for information about breaches involving personal information and vowed to write legislation protecting privacy.
Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, said he is troubled by reports that users of the sites had personal details transferred to third-parties without their knowledge.
“I intend to find out whether today’s social-networking sites are adequately protecting their users’ personal information,” Rockefeller said today in a statement. “I fully intend to conduct oversight and formulate strong public policy that protects the privacy of American consumers.”
Read the rest of the Bloomberg article here.
Comment: Yeah, just what we need but Rockefeller writing laws to protect us from the social networks. With a debt of $13(+) trillion do you think the man's time could be better spent?