Consumer Groups Complain About Internet Privacy Hearing

Consumer and privacy advocacy groups in the U.S. and Europe sent a letter to Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Calif., citing concerns that a privacy hearing Mack will convene is being staged to give short shrift to how Europe has championed privacy rights for individual citizens. The hearing, titled "Internet Privacy: The Impact and Burden of EU Regulation," will be held before the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, chaired by Bono Mack.