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Expert: Privacy Bills Unlikely To Pass This Year

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

September 16, 2010

Christopher Wolf, co-chair of the Future of Privacy Forum, is among those who suspect that online privacy bills currently pending in the U.S. Congress are unlikely to pass before the year is out, Forbes reports. However, Wolf believes businesses know that legislators are paying close attention and are reforming their practices, the report states. "Privacy isn't just a legal compliance obligation," he said. "It's good business...It's becoming less defensive than it is a feature that consumers will find attractive if they're dealing with a company that highlights their privacy practices." Wolf said that it "may be too early to give up on innovation and self-regulation," but he also stressed that, "It doesn't matter where your data is. It ought to be protected."
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