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Forthcoming Reports Prompt Speculation, Commentary


November 15, 2010

The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Commerce both are expected to publish reports about online privacy in the coming weeks. Some expect the FTC report will recommend the creation of a do-not-track list for the Internet but will not propose new legislation, MediaPost reports, whereas the commerce report is expected to propose a strategy that includes the creation of new laws and a federal privacy overseer. While some privacy advocates welcome commerce's activity in the privacy sphere, others say it is the FTC's domain. 
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