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Reding, Harper and Fakhoury Share Perspectives

PRIVACY

December 12, 2012

Three installments in The New York Times' "Room for Debate" offer alternate perspectives on key privacy issues. European Commission Vice President Viviane Reding opines in favor of strong privacy laws, writing, "Personal data has become the currency of today's digital market. Like any currency, it needs stability and trust. Only if consumers can 'trust' that their data is well-protected, will they continue to entrust businesses with it, which will help the economy to continue prospering.” In a separate post, the Cato Institute’s Jim Harper offers perspectives on children’s online activities. Meanwhile, Hanni Fakhoury of the Electronic Frontier Foundation writes about ways privacy and technology can coexist. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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