Senate Judiciary names Franken head of new privacy, tech subcommittee

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Senate Judiciary names Franken head of new privacy, tech subcommittee

By Cecilia Kang,   Washington Post, Posted at 4:34 PM ET, 02/14/2011

Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) on Monday was named chairman of a new Judiciary subcommittee for Privacy, Technology and the Law. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Ok.) will serve as ranking member, according to a release by the Senate Judiciary Committee. … Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Franken’s appointment, saying the Judiciary Committee needed for focus more on how new technologies such as social networking sites have “unleashed new questions about how to protect Americans’ privacy in the digital age.” …

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