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Groups Ask for More Accessible Stakeholder Meetings

PRIVACY—U.S.

July 3, 2012

A dozen privacy and consumer advocate groups have written to the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration asking for greater access to meetings on designing new online privacy protections, National Journal reports. The groups say those who are not located in Washington, DC, may not have access to such meetings and ask that the meetings employ technology that would allow greater remote access. "For the multi-stakeholder process to have any chance of success, it must include meaningful remote participation based on robust, two-way communication. To do less is to deny a real voice in the process for civil society," the groups wrote.
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