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Report: More User Control Could Appease Lawmakers

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

June 16, 2010

The research firm Concept Capital has released a report suggesting that ad network owners could give users more control over their personal information as a way to stave off increased regulatory attention to online privacy, The Washington Post reports. The researchers also note that while the Boucher-Stearns bill, which is expected to be introduced soon, is unlikely to make many waves in 2010, its passage is "quite realistic" for 2011. The report also acknowledges that it remains to be seen whether consumers would exercise greater control over their personal information if granted. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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