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Groups Want More from Boucher Bill

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 8, 2010

A coalition of 10 privacy and consumer groups is calling for stronger privacy protections in the Boucher-Stearns privacy bill, reports MediaProNews. The groups want an expanded definition of sensitive information, strict opt-in procedures for the collection of covered data and the inclusion of Fair Information Practice Principles. The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) has also commented on the bill, stating, "While CDT generally agrees with the draft's basic framework for notice and choice, including its opt-in and opt-out structure, we are concerned that the strong reliance on consent places the entire burden for privacy protection on consumers."
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