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Panel Discusses Consumer, Industry “Privacy Gap”

ONLINE PRIVACY

January 24, 2013

A panel featuring representatives from government, industry and advocacy met to discuss the “privacy gap” between businesses and consumers, ZDNet reports. The president of the Application Developers Alliance noted “effective communication” between consumers and companies about what data is collected, how it’s shared and whether a firm has experienced a data breach contribute to filling in the gap, the report states. Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US, promoted baking privacy into product and system design from the beginning, adding, “often it’s a matter of choosing better default settings on behalf of users.” Microsoft has also commissioned a survey on consumer privacy expectations.
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