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Opinion: Time To "Bake In" Privacy

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

August 13, 2010

Looking at recent privacy issues ranging from Web tracking to street mapping, Dave Morgan writes in a blog for MediaPost that, "Many in the industry have been taking a lot of reactive--and appropriate--steps to deal with privacy issues as they surface...But all this is not enough." Referencing recommendations by Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz during a recent Senate Commerce Committee hearing, Morgan suggests, "It's time for online companies to get out in front of the privacy issue," pointing out that Leibowitz and others have suggested, "if the industry doesn't make a lot of progress on this issue, it could face everything from congressional action to a national do-not-track list."
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