"Internet privacy issues encompass concerns about the collection of personally identifiable information (PII) from visitors to government and commercial Web sites, as well as debate over law enforcement or employer monitoring of electronic mail and Web usage". There is a current debate over Web site information policies, with regard to industry self regulation and legislation. This report presents an overview of Internet privacy issues. It also tracks Internet privacy legislation pending before the 108th Congress and describes the four laws that were enacted in the 107th Congress. This document is an updated version of the original report.
CRS Report for Congress, RL31408