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Senate committee fails to pass S-4 amendment on disclosure

telecom | 06/11/2014 7:47 pm EDT

The Senate committee dealing with the Digital Privacy Act failed to pass an amendment, on a tie vote, that would have required companies to inform individuals if their personal information was being shared with another party, according to an official with the senator that proposed the amendment. Stuart Barnable, a policy adviser for Liberal Senator George Furey, said in a phone interview that the senator had proposed Tuesday during a hearing of the transport and communications committee that the legislation, also known as S-4, take out the provision allowing organizations not to inform people...