Analysts Weigh In on Privacy Bill of Rights
E-Commerce Times reports on the reaction to calls for a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" as baseline legislation to protect Internet users' privacy. As one analyst put it, "If a privacy bill passes and has some teeth, it's a good thing," adding, "The idea that there would be certain unalienable rights to your privacy is a good thing. Right now everybody and their brother is mining your personal information and making money off it but you." Meanwhile, Randall Rothenberg of the Interactive Advertising Bureau responded to an editorial in The New York Times by advocating for self-regulatory efforts and suggesting, "You are premature in calling for legislation when no need exists."