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Commissioner Sharing "Privacy by Design" with U.S.

DATA PROTECTION

March 26, 2010

Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian is getting a favorable response from U.S. officials to her "Privacy by Design" strategy for protecting personal information, the Washington Internet Daily reports. Cavoukian, who spoke this week at a Stanford Law School forum, said U.S. officials including Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz and House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher (D-VA) have shown interest in creating user control into technology and business models. Maneesha Mithal of the FTC Division of Privacy and Identity Protection agreed with Cavoukian's strategy, saying, "We think it's a great idea for us to be baking privacy into these products from the beginning." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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