Topic: Rep. Ed Markey

Markey Keeping Kid-Track Bill On Track Advertisers, take note: Congressman usually gets what he wants

The prevailing wisdom in Washington is that an election year is a terrible time to pass legislation. But don’t tell that to Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), who is determined to…

March 23, 2012, 1:58 PM EDT

Ad Biz Lauded for Privacy Self-Regulation as Debate Continues White House releases consumer data security blueprint

The digital ad industry is feeling pretty good about the White House's proposed "consumer privacy bill of rights." Along with the unveiling of the long-awaited Commerce Department report came accolades…

February 24, 2012, 1:37 PM EST

Pols to Google: Wrong Answers Lawmakers want more detail from search giant about new privacy policy

Google was quick to respond to a letter sent to it last week from eight House members, dashing off a 13-pager outlining and explaining its updated privacy policy. But perhaps…

January 31, 2012, 8:06 PM EST

Markey Floats Cellphone Privacy Bill Congressman's bill follows controversy over Carrier IQ software in millions of phones

The controversy over Carrier IQ's diagnostic tracking software on millions of cellphones caught the attention of privacy hawks in Congress late last year. Now, one of them, Rep. Ed Markey…

January 30, 2012, 4:56 PM EST

Lawmakers Crank Up the Heat on Google Search giant has until Feb. 16 to respond

The fallout over Google's new privacy policy is mounting in Congress. Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, said Thursday he plans to ask the Federal…

January 26, 2012, 6:07 PM EST