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Opinion: Industry Tracking Regulations Needed

PERSONAL PRIVACY—U.S.

July 28, 2011

In an Internet Revolution article outlining the methods companies use to track consumers, John Meyers says if people are honest with themselves, they'll realize privacy no longer exists. While the Internet has made life easier for people, it has also made it easier for companies to glean information on them--from music preferences to insurance claims. "Virtually every industry has an information clearinghouse accruing, storing and passing out data on you," and according to Meyers, unless lawmakers are forced "to create effective and useful regulations for these industries and practices, the abuse of our privacy will continue."  

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