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    Legalization of Internet Gambling

    Witnesses testified on the issue of online gambling, focusing on the legal restrictions of Internet gambling and the impact on consumers and states if restrictions are lifted. Among…

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    Stereotypes and Degrading Images

    Witnesses testified at a hearing titled “From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degrading Images.” They focused on the impact of racist and sexist language and…

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    Consumer Financial Data Breaches

    Senior officials from Target and Neiman Marcus testified on the recent security breaches at their stores and their companies' ongoing efforts to secure customers' financial data.

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    State of Thoroughbred Horseracing

    Witnesses testified about the welfare of thoroughbred racehorses and the continuation for special status for the sport under the Interstate Horseracing Act. Topics included the safety…

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    Online Gaming

    Witnesses testified on the various issues related to the regulation of online gaming and enforcement of the Internet Poker Freedom Act. The act would establish a program for licensing…

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    Internet Privacy

    Federal regulators testified about online information collection, privacy standards, as well as the collection and use of consumer information. They also talked about proposed…

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    Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill and Tourism

    Officials from tourism bureaus and businesses in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida spoke about the damages from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill to the region’s tourism…

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    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Oversight

    David Strickland testified on he National Highway Traffic Safety Administrator (NHTSA) handling of Toyota car recalls. The subcommittee also heard from car industry and safety…

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    Behavioral Advertising

    Witnesses testified about online advertising and privacy issues. They focused on "behavioral online advertising", or advertising that follows users web browsing history with the…

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    Drug Use in Sports

    Sports executives testified about the use of performance enhancing drugs such as steroids and human growth hormone which compromise the health of athletes and undermine the integrity of…

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    Violent Video Games

    This hearing contains video game scenes depicting violent behavior. 

    Witnesses testified about the pros and cons of violent video games. Topics included child development and…

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    Online Pornography

    Witnesses testified about Internet pornography. Among the issues they addressed were marketing pornography online, the use of peer-to-peer networks in distribution, current criminal…

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    Bowl Championships Series and College Football Revenue

    The House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection held a hearing titled, “The Bowl Championship Series: Money and Other Issues of Fairness for…

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    Sports Safety and Brain Injuries, Sports Officials Panel

    A House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee examined the issue of improving sports safety from brain injuries. Panelists testified on the efforts of youth and professional sports leagues to…

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    Data Security Breaches

    Representatives of Sony and Epsilon, whose companies recently experienced massive data security breaches, testified about data security and protection of consumer information.

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    Do-Not-Track Legislation

    Witnesses examined the feasibility of establishing a mechanism that provides Internet users a simple and universal method to opt-out from having their online activity tracked by…

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    Data Theft Issues

    Witnesses testified about ways to protect consumer information from theft and if federal legislation is needed. The Secret Service’s deputy agent in charge of cyber operations…

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    Consumer Data Protection

    Witnesses testified about draft legislation that would establish national standards for data security and notification of a breach. Companies would be required to notify consumers and…

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    Consumer Product Safety Commission Oversight

    Witnesses testified on on the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) implementation of the CPSC Improvement Act of 2008 and other consumer product issues. Among the issues…

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    Safety of Plastics in Consumer Products

    Witnesses testified about the safety of phthalates and bisphenol-A in consumer products. Phthalates are chemical substances that make PVC plastic soft and flexible. They are…

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