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Experts: This Year, Privacy Gains Momentum

PRIVACY—U.S.

January 24, 2011

The year 2011 will likely be a very busy one for privacy, according to experts in an Inc. report. Noting a recent Supreme Court ruling allowing warrantless cell phone searches, the FTC's recently released do-not-track proposal and given that the EU does not deem the U.S. adequate for data transfers, experts say that this year may see the passage of U.S. privacy legislation, such as the Boucher-Stearns bill. Additionally, privacy now brings a competitive edge in business, according to TRUSTe CEO Chris Babel, who says businesses that show they care about privacy "are rewarded," while those with bad practices are "penalized" when it comes to their bottom line.
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