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Cranor on White House Proposal, Do-Not-Track Efforts

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

February 27, 2012

In an interview on NPR's "Science Friday," Lorrie Cranor of Carnegie Mellon's Cylab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory talks about the Obama administration's proposal for online privacy, the differences between privacy in regions around the world and the expectation of privacy online. Cranor says of the recently released Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, "it's really good to see such high-level attention to online privacy and to see the administration articulate some of the fundamental privacy principles that a lot of us have been talking about for a long time." Cranor also says that while she believes it may be possible for the U.S. to adopt an EU-style privacy approach, it's "been a fairly unpopular idea among regulators and legislators in the U.S."
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