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The Pros and Cons of Five Proposed Solutions

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

December 5, 2011

Amidst an abundance of news coverage on large-scale data breaches, a paidContent report outlines five popular proposals--with pros and cons for each--to give consumers control over their personal information online. The highlighted solutions include class-action lawsuits, technological tools, federal legislation, privacy as a market commodity and industry self-regulation. "An effective solution to the privacy problem will be based on a combination of measures," the report states. "In doing so, everyone--consumers, companies and government--will have to agree on an approach that restores privacy protections without also harming innovation."
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