Congressman Joe Barton of Texas has diligently worked to protect individual privacy rights. As a founding co-chairman of the Congressional Privacy Caucus, he works to preserve the financial and medical privacy of Americans and has been at the forefront of consumer protections for online safety and protections for data privacy and security in the ever-expanding Internet universe. Barton’s leadership was instrumental in passing the HITECH Act and the inclusion of key new health data privacy and security protections for all consumers and patients. He personally championed the ban on the sale of protected health information without patient consent in HITECH.
Click below to watch Congressman Barton accept the Louis D. Brandeis Privacy Award, presented by Frank Pasquale, during the 2012 Celebration of Privacy.