Congress Puts Spyware on Hit List

“The powerful House Commerce Committee on Wednesday made anti-spyware legislation a top priority, with members hoping to vote it out of committee in the next two to three weeks.

“This is on the fast track, and we hope to be marking this bill up in the very near future,” said committee chairman Joe Barton (R-Texas).

The committee devoted its first hearing of the new session to exploring anti-spyware bill HR29, or the Spy Act. The bill is expected to garner wide support in the House because it’s basically a reintroduction of the former HR2929, which passed the House by a 399-1 vote in the last session [...]”

SOURCE: Wired News

Note: Also see the committee’s news release regarding spyware, here.

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