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FTC Commissioner Discusses New Report at PPS

CONSUMER PRIVACY—U.S.

December 8, 2010

Speaking at the IAPP Practical Privacy Series in Washington, DC, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill discussed the value of privacy and the commission's recent report, Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Framework for Businesses and Policymakers. Brill noted, "the right to make informed choices about when to give up something of value--be it money or privacy" is the touchstone of the report. In the Hogan Lovells Chronicle of Data Protection, Christopher Wolf highlights Brill's comments at this week's event, including the concept that if the online industry does not adopt its own do-not-track mechanism, the next step may be legislation.
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