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Reps. Bono Mack and Walden to hold series of Internet privacy hearings

Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and Greg Walden (R-Ore.) announced they will kick off a series of hearings on Internet privacy issues on July 14.

The first hearing will look specifically at how federal regulators deal with consumer privacy on the Internet. It will include testimony from officials at the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Communications Commission and National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Bono Mack and Walden both chair subcommittees on the House Energy and Commerce Committee that deal with online privacy issues. The committee as a whole launched a comprehensive look at data privacy and security earlier this month.

Bono Mack has a House bill in the works that would require companies, universities and nonprofits to notify the Federal Trade Commission and consumers of data breaches within 48 hours.

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