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ComputerWorld: FTC names Web privacy panelists

Jan 22, 2000, 00:05 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Keith Perine)

"The Federal Trade Commission has announced a lineup for its new Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. The 40-member panel, which will study the handling of private data by commercial firms over the Internet, likely represents a milestone on the road to broad government regulation of online privacy."

"Notable nominees excluded from the panel include Esther Dyson, the interim chairwoman of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, and Jason Catlett, the president of privacy watchdog group Junkbusters.

The panel could have the chance to shape the first broad governmental regulation of online privacy. Such regulation is increasingly seen as inevitable, in the face of numerous Internet security breaches in recent months and growing public awareness of the issue."

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