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Secretary of Commerce: Collaboration Needed for Privacy Framework


May 7, 2010

Commerce Secretary Gary Locke offered the opening remarks at today's Privacy and Innovation Symposium, telling privacy advocates and Internet entrepreneurs that collaboration is needed to develop "a privacy framework for the 21st century." The daylong forum includes multiple sessions aimed at gathering input and exploring issues toward the creation of a global privacy strategy, according to a Department of Commerce media release. "Simply stated, the Internet is becoming the central nervous system of our information economy and society," Locke said in his remarks, adding, "If we are going to harness the full power of the Internet, we need to establish norms and ground rules that promote innovative uses of information while still respecting consumers' legitimate privacy interests."
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