For Immediate Release

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Claire O’Brien, (202) 675-2312; media@dcaclu.org

ACLU To Testify Wednesday At Hearing On Internet Privacy

WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union will be testifying at a hearing on the state of online consumer privacy before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m. EDT. 

In his testimony, ACLU Legislative Counsel Christopher Calabrese will describe the pervasive nature of online surveillance and call for increased Internet privacy protections, including a “do not track” option for online consumers. This mechanism would allow individuals to opt out of having their online activity tracked, stored and shared with private companies for use in targeted advertising or for other purposes. 

WHAT:
Hearing before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on the state of online consumer privacy

WHO: 
Christopher Calabrese, ACLU Legislative Counsel, will give testimony on the need for greater Internet privacy protections

WHEN: 
March 16, 2011
10:00 a.m. EDT

WHERE:
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 253
Washington, DC

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