Big names on list for Senate's online privacy hearing

The lineup of witnesses for tomorrow's Senate hearing on online privacy is tipping toward heavyweights, with representatives from Apple, Google, Facebook and AT&T sounding off on the issue alongside chairs of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

Representatives from The Cato Institute and the University of Pennsylvania will also be present on the witness panel, The Washington Post reports.

The push and pull between Web advocates--trying to fend off Internet regulation--and Congress, looking to protect consumer privacy, has gotten more fierce lately with the introduction of bills proposing to give the FTC more power in creating Internet privacy policy and to more tightly regulate how websites gather certain information.

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- see this Washington Post story

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