Privacy is busting out all over on Capital Hill. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced an online tracking bill (H.R. 654) that would direct the FTC to promulgate standards to provide an online mechanism for consumers to opt out of the collection and use of their personal information online and would require online advertisers and website operators to disclose their data collection, use, and disclosure practices. Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL) reintroduced a more comprehensive privacy bill (H.R. 611) that doesn’t include a do-nottrack provision, but would require disclosure of personal information handling practices and opt-in consent before disclosing personal information to third parties. Representative Speier also introduced H.R. 653, which would dramatically amend the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act to require opt-in consent before financial institutions could share customer information with nonaffiliated third parties and to allow customers to opt out of affiliate information sharing.