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Conyers, lawmakers promise hearings on privacy law this spring

House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-Mich.) and other lawmakers said Tuesday they will hold hearings this spring on potential reforms to the Electronic Communications Act.

The announcement comes after a coalition of high-tech giants and privacy advocates called on the lawmakers to update the laws to more clearly apply to Internet- and mobile phone-based data.

Conyers was joined by Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Robert Scott (D-Va.), who also called for hearings on the privacy reforms.

“As technology moves forward, it is clearly necessary for industry, as well as all Americans, to adjust and clarify the law,” Conyers said in a news release.

By Cecilia Kang  |  March 30, 2010; 2:28 PM ET
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