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Next President, Congress Face Privacy Challenges

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

September 12, 2012

ABC News reports on the top technology hurdles facing the next U.S. president and Congress, one being consumer privacy. With the FTC constrained in its regulatory power and given the nation’s “patchwork of inconsistent, sector-specific laws protecting certain categories of sensitive data…the opportunity for abuse of consumer privacy is growing every day,” the report states. Advances in technology including the increasing use of facial recognition, license plate scanners and drones all present privacy challenges. In the meantime, “Congress has been dragging its feet on a baseline consumer privacy law for over a decade.”
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