Lawmakers Vow to Pass New Law Against Spyware
FTC objects to new laws.U.S. lawmakers in the House Energy and Commerce Committee vowed Thursday to pass legislation to stop spyware. "There is no more pernicious, intrusive activity going on on the Internet today," said Rep. Joe Barton, chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
But the proposed legislation got a cool reception from regulators at the Federal Trade Commission, who said they already have the laws they need to combat the spread of spyware.