(Background: Senators John Kerry (D-Mass.), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and John McCain (R-Ariz.), former Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee today introduced The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 that establishes a framework to protect the personal information of all Americans.)

Statement from NCTA Executive Vice President James Assey:

“We appreciate the efforts of Senators Kerry and McCain to draft legislation that appropriately focuses attention on the need for a level playing field with respect to privacy regulation.  While further review is warranted to ensure that such legislation not only addresses reasonable privacy interests but also supports a healthy marketplace for content creation and digital services, we are encouraged by the bill’s technology-neutral approach that attempts to eliminate duplicative regulatory regimes.   We look forward to working with Senators Kerry and McCain, the Senate Commerce Committee, and other members of Congress as privacy legislation is considered this session.”

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