Thuer: A Change in Legislation Needed
ONLINE PRIVACYMay 28, 2010
According to Swiss Data Protection Commissioner Hanspeter Thuer, new rules should be put in place to regulate Internet service companies that handle sensitive personal data, reports The Age. "A change in legislation is needed...for all IT applications," Thuer told the Sonntag newspaper. "Everyone that offers applications on the market that could harm personal rights must be certified." Thuer is part of a multinational effort to discern more about Google's collection of personal data from unprotected wireless networks while taking pictures for Street View. "I am now expecting a full disclosure on what happened exactly," he said.