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White House To Host Online Privacy Meeting

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

February 22, 2012

The Obama administration has invited stakeholders in the online privacy debate to the White House this Thursday to discuss upcoming steps for online consumer protection, POLITICO reports. The meeting presages the administration's online privacy whitepaper, which will reportedly call for a consumer bill of rights from Congress and increased industry accountability under the watch of federal regulators. The administration's invite says, "In today's information economy, privacy has emerged as an increasingly important challenge as we work to ensure the protection of consumer information while supporting the growth of the 21st century economy." Editor's Note: The IAPP will host web conferences soon after release of the administration and Federal Trade Commission privacy reports.
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