Last week we noted that Senator Hollings had introduced a privacy bill
and that there were likely to be more introduced. Now Salon has a piece critical of Hollings' bill
. EPIC wrote about it as well, and they seem to think it's not too bad
, all things considered. Read Hollings' bill
yourself and decide who's right. Also of note is a bill introduced in the House that would require all Federal agencies to prepare privacy impact statements
(the ACLU has a summary
) akin to the environmental impact statements now required for actions adversely affecting the environment. Seems like a good idea to me.