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CDT Responds to Draft Boucher Bill

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

June 9, 2010

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) has submitted written comments on the Boucher-Stearns privacy bill, recommending it be revised to include fair information practices, reports MediaPost. The CDT wrote in its comments that while it "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." The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), meanwhile, says the bill could put a damper on online advertising, while a group of consumer advocates says it doesn't go far enough to protect consumers' privacy.
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