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DOC Explores Privacy in Practice

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

May 10, 2010

When it comes to regulation, Prof. Deirdre Mulligan of the University of California, Berkeley, suggests, "We have to take into account privacy in practice, not just on paper." That was one of the messages shared at the Privacy and Innovation Symposium, hosted by the Department of Commerce (DOC) on May 7. Mulligan offered an overview on privacy in practice during the panel discussion "Privacy on the Ground," featuring chief privacy officers, consumer advocates and U.S. Ambassador Phil Verveer, who urged the private sector and government to work together in responding to international privacy issues with a focus on outcomes rather than form.
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