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Opinion: Federal Privacy Official Needed

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 22, 2010

In The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Wolf and Jules Polonetsky, CIPP, of the Future of Privacy Forum, discuss the necessity of a U.S. privacy official. Referencing a recent editorial on the EU proposal for a right to be forgotten on the Internet, they write, "It is precisely because of international proposals that may impact U.S. principles that the U.S. needs a senior governmental official to participate in the global debates over the regulation of personal information." Wolf and Polonetsky note that baseline privacy protections are needed as "consumers often are left in the dark about who is collecting their information, how it is being used, with whom it is being shared and how it is being protected." (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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