Senator Al Franken to chair new subcommittee on privacy, technology and the law

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By Joe Kimball, MinnPost

“U.S. Sen. Al Franken gets a plum new post: He was named today as the chair of the newly created Senate Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law.  It’s part of the Senate Judiciary Committee; Chairman Patrick Leahy announced the subcommittee and named Franken its head.

The subcommittee mandate includes “laws and policies governing the collection, protection, use, and dissemination of commercial information by the private sector, including online behavioral advertising; privacy within social networking websites and other online privacy issues.””

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