Tech giants form consumer privacy rights forum

Thursday, 22 June 2006, 10:39 AM EST

The Legislative Forum makes it clear that the national standard it envisions would preempt state laws. For that reason, "a robust framework is warranted," it said. Some privacy advocates worry that preemption of state laws might constitute an end-run around the more stringent -- and to many companies, quite onerous -- privacy protections that are already in place.

At TechNewsWorld.

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