9 June 1999
The Text of California's SB 662.
- Japan's ruling political coalition -- composed of the Liberal
Democratic, Liberal and New Komeito parties -- recently passed a
wiretapping bill out of the Lower House's Judiciary Committee after the
Democratic, Social Democratic, and Communist parties walked out in
protest. The bill would authorize police interception of communications
including phone calls, faxes, and e-mail messages.
- The New York State Assembly has recently taken action on a broad
package of legislation -- introduced by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
(D) and Attorney General Eliot Spitzer (D) -- concerning consumer
privacy. The sixteen bills address a wide variety of different issues --
from the reselling of consumer credit information, to the "misuse of
birth and death certificates."
Text of Silver and Spitzer press release.
New York State Bill A05543.
New York State Bill A07044.
New York State Bill A0704.
New York State Bill A0813.
- This week, Jacob Lew (Director of the Office of Management and Budget)
ordered all federal agencies to post privacy policies on their principal
web sites by no later than September 1, 1999. The order for all federal
web sites to post privacy policies is one of the first major efforts
undertaken by Peter Swire, the Administration's new Privacy Czar.
Text of Director Lew's memo.
ederal+Web+SitesText of OMB's Guidance and Model Language.
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