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German Minister Calls for Internet Code of Honor

DATA PROTECTION—GERMANY

July 13, 2010

Germany's consumer minister has called for an Internet "honor code," reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Ilse Aigner says she's worried about the trends she sees on the Internet and that the Internet community should develop a code with "10 golden rules--short, sharp and clear," using suggestions from Internet users. Aigner, who wrote a letter to Facebook earlier this year urging that it revise its privacy policy "without delay," says users must be made aware that social networking services are not free. "We users pay for it with our private data."  
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