May 6, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On May 6, 2011, two congressmen, Edward Markey and Joe Barton, released a draft of legislation they aimed to introduce in the US House of Representatives; the bill would have prevented companies from tracking the Internet activity of minors without parental consent. The congressmen introduced the ...[read more]
July 9, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
US Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) on Monday released data from wireless carriers showing large increases in law enforcement agencies' requests for customer cell phone records. Last month Markey sent letters to nine cell phone companies requesting details about their policies and practices for ...[read more]
February 19, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
US Representatives Edward Markey and Joe Barton, members of the Congressional Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, and Cliff Stearns, of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Friday asking it to look into possibly unlawful privacy ...[read more]
January 27, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
US Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) and seven other lawmakers Thursday sent a letter to Google CEO Larry Page containing 11 questions regarding consumer privacy rights as affected by Google's new privacy policies. The letter states that the privacy policy and Google's consolidated data sharing ...[read more]
September 29, 2011
by Michael Haggerson
US Congressmen Edward Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX), co-chairs of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, sent a letter to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Wednesday asking the FTC to investigate allegations that Facebook is tracking users' activities even after they have logged out of the ...[read more]
May 8, 2011
by Sarah Posner
US Representatives Edward Markey (D-MA) and Joe Barton (R-TX) released a draft bill Friday that would restrict companies from tracking the Internet activity of minors without parental consent. The Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011 would amend existing federal law passed in 1998 due to changes in the ...[read more]
February 14, 2008
by Brett Murphy
US Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) said Wednesday that he has introduced a bill in Congress aimed at guaranteeing unfettered access to the Internet and limiting the ability of Internet providers to restrict users' access. Markey said that the Internet Freedom Preservation Act would ensure so-called... ...[read more]
October 8, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will not investigate allegations made last year that several large telephone companies handed over customer phone records to the government as part of the domestic surveillance program conducted by the National Security Agency (NSA), according to a ...[read more]
May 23, 2006
by James M Yoch Jr
US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin has written a letter to US Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) saying that the watchdog agency will not investigate the collection of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency (NSA). In the letter, dated Monday, Martin ...[read more]

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