A long-awaited draft of a Congressional bill would extend privacy protections both on the internet and offline, but privacy advocates said the bill does not go far enough in protecting consumers, reports the New York Times. The draft legislation was released May 4 by Reps. Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Cliff Stearns, R-Fla. The two lawmakers will collect comments on the draft and hope to have formal legislation introduced within a month or so. Consumer groups have been fighting what they see as the prevalence of online tracking, where online advertising is targeted for a certain user. Right now, there is...

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Dennis has covered higher education technology since April 2008, having interviewed some of the most recognized IT pros in U.S. colleges and universities. He is always updating eCampus News with the latest in pressing ed-tech issues, such as the growing i