The Hill reports that despite efforts by advocates and policymakers, including President Barack Obama, lobbyists for Internet and technology companies don’t expect Congress to pass online privacy legislation in the near future. “It’s not a front-burner issue right now,” said one lobbyist. Justin Brookman of the Center for Democracy & Technology says he doesn’t expect “in the first six months we’ll see much movement on comprehensive privacy legislation.” He added he’s optimistic baseline privacy regulations will be enacted. Lawmakers are reportedly planning to push bills on online tracking opt-outs and the use of mobile location data.
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