Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Rockefeller Vows to Get Tough with Bad Ole Facebook

Rockefeller Presses Facebook, MySpace on Privacy; May Write Bill: Bloomberg

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?

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