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Coalition of Internet Firms Worried About NIST Framework

CYBERSECURITY—U.S.

December 20, 2013

FierceGovernmentIT reports that some major Internet companies comprising the Internet Commerce Coalition say the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s proposed privacy framework would be “potentially burdensome,” therefore discouraging some organizations from adopting it. The final draft of the framework is to be released in February, and privacy is built into its requirements. The coalition says it favors a methodology developed by Hogan Lovells’ Harriet Pearson, CIPP/US, under which firms would be required to follow a more general scheme rather than the privacy appendix suggested in the framework now.
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