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Groups Call on FTC to Propose Privacy Law

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

July 15, 2010

Seventeen advocacy groups have asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to propose a new privacy law to give consumers "meaningful safeguards and control of their personal information," MediaPost reports. In a letter to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, the groups, including the ACLU, Center for Digital Democracy, Electronic Frontier Foundation and PIRG, said "Privacy law in the United States is in disarray," and "Existing laws don't adequately address new business practices." Specifically, the coalition wants the FTC to "set out specific regulations for the collection of information by the online advertising industry to help ensure that consumers have some meaningful control over their personal information."
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