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Expert: Privacy Law Eventually, But Not Today

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

January 18, 2012

WebProNews reports on the impending reports due from the Commerce Department and the FTC. Jules Polonetsky, CIPP/US, of the Future of Privacy Forum says it's likely that someday, the U.S. will have a privacy law. "The question is whether it's gonna be a good one. If we are able to craft privacy law that supports innovation and gives users more protection, we'll win," he said. The Commerce Department framework would likely encourage companies to develop rules for their industries, potentially enforced by the FTC's Safe Harbor rules. In the meantime, "Any company that wants to avoid legislation ought to be really pushing to show how it is self-regulating," said Polonetsky.
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