posted on May, 26 2011 @ 06:13 PM
What a surprise. This is more ``federal law rules over state law`` crap and more ``less privacy is good for you citizen`` crap.
Exclusive: Sen. Kerry insists
commercial privacy bill is not ‘a step backwards’
An effort by two U.S. Senators to cement a broad series of privacy protections into federal law came under fire last week when a legislative
analysis from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) suggested that it might override numerous state laws that offer even stronger safeguards for
Two senators? Kerry and McCain, two old corrupt guys who don't know squat about computers.
Puts a ceiling on privacy, actually REDUCING your privacy...
The Kerry-McCain "Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights," according to Tien's analysis, does not establish a baseline or "floor" for states to
build stronger privacy protections. It instead erects a legislative "ceiling" for privacy protections and expressly preempts many state laws that
try to address some of the same problems.
He also suggests the bill would make it more difficult for consumers harmed by breaches of privacy to sue the offending parties, and that some
privacy enforcement may end as the bill would shift responsibilities away from local governments and municipalities and onto state attorneys
Basically making it harder to sue Kerry's and McCain's supporters (big corporations) if they screw you.
"There are reasons why many companies like a stronger or broader preemption [of state laws], because they would prefer there's a single set of
rules that cover everything so they don't have to deal with a lot of different laws," Tien added. "On the other hand, privacy and consumer
advocates have tended to believe that over-preemption is a dangerous thing."
Of course it is. It sets a lower standard and it doesn't have what is needed for every case which is different.
And of course, what would be a federal law without using the freaking interstate commerce clause?
"Different pieces of legislation related to interstate commerce place different levels of preemption on state law. Ours is the only bipartisan,
comprehensive privacy bill under consideration today."
The stinking interstate commerce law used as a reason for about anything the feds do that is unconstitutional.