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EFF Questions Focus on "Sensitive" Data

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

March 11, 2010

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) casts doubt about the sensibility of crafting different privacy rules for sensitive information, reports MediaPost. In an FTC filing, the EFF says it sees "considerable problems with attempting to regulate sensitive information more tightly than other consumer data in the general online environment..." The comments were in response to questions the commission posed to help shape the conversation at its privacy roundtable next week in Washington, DC. The EFF authors suggest "The online consumer privacy problem is sufficiently grave that the focus should be on consumer data in general."
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