(Background: Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and Jim Matheson (D-UT) today introduced comprehensive privacy legislation titled the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011.)

“We applaud the efforts of Reps. Stearns and Matheson for adding their voices to the continued discussion about online privacy with the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011. We particularly recognize the effort in this legislation to promote a level playing field with respect to privacy regulation. We look forward to further review of this bill and working with Reps. Stearns and Matheson, and other members of Congress as privacy legislation is considered this session.”