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Could CA Election Be "Litmus Test" on Consumer Privacy Concerns?

SOCIAL NETWORKING—U.S.

May 14, 2010

Former Facebook Chief Privacy Officer Chris Kelly's campaign to become California's attorney general "will be a litmus test" for how privacy issues resonate with the public, The New York Times reports. Kelly has said that his work collaborating with privacy regulators, attorneys general and international officials to establish safeguards related to privacy has prepared him for being attorney general. Kelly, who criticized Facebook's most recent changes to its privacy practices, is quoted as saying that many of the complaints the company has received about privacy reflect a disconnect between the privacy views of regulators and those of the company, which sees sharing certain information as beneficial, as long as it is properly controlled. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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