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Maryland Creates “Internet Privacy Unit”

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

January 29, 2013

The Maryland Attorney General’s Office has announced the creation of a new unit aimed at addressing privacy online, including cybersecurity, cyberbullying, company privacy policies and the enforcement of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, reports The Washington Post. While criminal activity is a problem, Attorney General Douglas Gansler said the Internet Privacy Unit isn’t “under a criminal rubric. This is about the information you’re putting online—to whom it’s being disseminated, to who your information is being sold to, for commercial gain.” (Registration may be required to access this information.)
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