Direct Line Blog

Next Congress will take on privacy issues: Barton

Share this article:

What does Tuesday's midterm election mean for direct marketing professionals? In the least, it means one prominent legislator and privacy advocate will no longer be in Congress.

Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA), who authored data privacy draft legislation earlier this year that did not go over well with the direct marketing community to say the least, was defeated by Republican Morgan Griffith.

However, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX), who might be the next chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, said privacy will be a priority for the next Congress.

“In the next Congress, the Energy and Commerce Committee and our subcommittees a re going to put Internet privacy policies in the crosshairs,” he said, according to The Washington Post.

Privacy watchers also took note that voters elected Richard Blumenthal to the US Senate from Connecticut. As that state's attorney general, Blumenthal led a multistate investigation into Google's collection of consumer information and its plans for Street View.

Share this article:
close

Next Article in Direct Line Blog

Sign up to our newsletters

Latest Jobs:


Company of the week

Data Services, Inc. meets the needs of today's data-driven marketer by providing front-end database management and data analytics platforms alongside our expertise in global contact data quality, database building and ongoing maintenance that comes with our 45+ years in business.


Find out more here »

More in Direct Line Blog

When it Comes to Storytelling, Tyson Is No Chicken

When it Comes to Storytelling, Tyson Is No ...

The poultry processor launches a 360-degree campaign to generate awareness for a new product.

This Company Doesn't Collect Data. Here's Why.

This Company Doesn't Collect Data. Here's Why.

Stock image site 99cimages has a new vision for e-commerce—and it doesn't include a username and password.

Marketing: The 'Yes, We Can Do It—Wait, What's the Question?' Department

Marketing: The 'Yes, We Can Do It—Wait, What's ...

Mo data, mo channels, mo tools, mo customer expectations—mo problems. Marketers need to get a handle on their workloads or their productivity, and their sanity, will suffer.