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Commerce Dept. Calls for Privacy Bill of Rights

Dec 17, 2010, 21:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

"The Department of Commerce on Thursday issued a long-anticipated report outlining recommendations for protecting consumers' personal information in the digital age, including the establishment of an online "privacy bill of rights" that would expand on existing Fair Information Practice Principles.

"The department explained that the report (available in PDF format here) attempts to find a balance between safeguarding consumers online while ensuring that Web-based businesses that run on advertising revenue can still thrive. It's a common friction in the debate over online privacy, with some advertisers and trade groups protesting government efforts to impose regulations on the industry."

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