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Mobile Phone CEO Advocates Regulation

ONLINE PRIVACY

June 6, 2011

The chief executive of a UK-based mobile phone company is among those calling for global Internet regulation, European Voice reports. Vodafone's Vittorio Colao has written in support of a call by President of the French Republic Nicolas Sarkozy for more regulation—a perspective that contradicts some high-profile U.S.-based Internet companies that are advocating instead for self-regulation. "If electronic commerce is to flourish and more jobs are to be created, we all need to feel we can trust those we deal with and that the law will protect our trust," Colao wrote, adding,"We need to feel that our privacy will be safeguarded and that personal data will be secure."
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