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Expert: Regulation Seems Likely

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 22, 2010

With multiple efforts to regulate online privacy in the works, a U.S. government Internet policy official believes some form of privacy regulation is likely, eCRM Guide reports. Speaking at a conference this week, Ari Schwartz of the National Institute of Standards and Technology referenced five U.S. and three international efforts to regulate data and online privacy. If anything, he said, the U.S. has "too many privacy laws," citing industry-specific and state laws. Suggesting the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is likely to be the enforcer of any national regulations, he suggested that going forward, "We must move from procedural standards to performance standards...We need a lot more measurement in the privacy space."
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