Net privacy laws will have to wait
Privacy from Companies
10/9/2000; 2:50:51 PM
'After handing the high-tech industry important legislative victories on trade with China and visas for foreign workers, the U.S. Congress is set to adjourn this week without settling the debate over one critical issue: how to protect consumer privacy online.'
I have mixed feelings on this; while I would have liked to have seen privacy protection addressed in Congress, I'm not convinced they have enough understanding to make good law right now.
(Not that I'm particularly convinced that more time will help, mind you. But I doubt it can hurt as more and more Americans begin to realize what privacy invasion really means on the Internet.)