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Maryland AG’s Privacy Unit To Monitor Compliance

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

February 4, 2013

Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler says his office’s new unit, aimed at addressing privacy online, was created to “ensure that Marylanders who use the Internet every day have someone on their side.” The unit will monitor companies’ compliance with state and federal consumer protection laws and will educate citizens of their privacy rights, Gazette.Net reports. Gansler says Internet privacy is “one of the most essential consumer protection issues of the 21st century.” When he was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General in June, he selected “Privacy in the Digital Age” as the organization’s main initiative for the year.
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