Privacy Measure Draws Support

Sen. John Kerry, a senior Democrat, and technology giant Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday backed the Obama administration’s call for broad privacy legislation at a Senate hearing that also exposed hurdles to passing such a law.

“Modern technology allows private entities to observe the activity of Americans on a scale that is unimaginable, and there is no general law” governing the collection and use of that data, Sen. Kerry told the Senate Commerce Committee.

The Massachusetts lawmaker said he was working with others and soon planned to introduce a “privacy bill of rights.”

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