Congress wants to hear from everyone but consumers in a privacy hearing

Source: David Lazarus, L.A.Times (Paid Registration)

“If the purpose of the hearing is to educate lawmakers, you’d want a diverse set of voices,” said Ernesto Falcon, legislative counsel for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a privacy-rights advocacy group. “That’s not happening.” 

What’s on tap instead, he told me, is “allowing industry to define what would make a good privacy law.”

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