New Privacy Protection Bill Actually The Opposite
from the doublespeak dept
Last week we were very surprised to see Senator Hollings (currently known for introducing the horribly dangerous CBDTPA bill) introducing a “consumer privacy protection” bill. For a Senator so well known for trampling consumer interests in favor of his corporate campaign supporters it seemed like a bit of a turn around. We should have known better. Salon has taken a closer look at this consumer protection bill and determined that the name is a sham. By naming it one thing, Hollings has diverted attention from the fact that the bill actually does the opposite of protecting consumers’ privacy. This bill is designed to legitimize spyware and make marketing companies happy. Wonderful. In related news, Senator Hollings basically told people who don’t like this bill to suck it up and deal with it, or they’d be handed even worse legislation from the states. Apparently, this is the “I’m evil, but I’m the lesser of two evils” argument. Who voted for this guy?