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Tech Firms Discuss DNT, Data Currency

ONLINE PRIVACY

February 28, 2013

A panel of privacy experts from some of the Internet’s top technology companies—including Microsoft, Mozilla, Facebook and Google—discussed Do Not Track, mobile privacy and third-party data transfers, NETWORKWORLD reports. According to SC Magazine, Microsoft Chief Privacy Officer Brendon Lynch, CIPP/US, said, “It hasn’t yet been defined on a broad level what a service should do when they receive a Do-Not-Track signal,” adding, “It’s going to be confusing for people if there’s not a common understanding of what Do-Not-Track means.” Meanwhile, author Cory Doctorow questions whether personal information sharing for free services overlooks the value of an individual’s personal data.
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