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Vladeck: Users Carry Too Much of Privacy Burden

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

October 29, 2010

The director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection of the Federal Trade Commission yesterday provided a high-level outline of the commission's forthcoming report on the future of privacy, the Hunton & Williams Privacy & Information Security Law Blog reports. At the 32nd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, David Vladeck said the report concluded both that current privacy law puts too much burden on consumers to read and understand privacy notices and make privacy choices and that there is a significant need to reexamine the concept of "harm" in U.S. law. The report, which offers recommendations to improve consumer privacy based on its findings, is due in November.
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