Tuesday, March 27, 2012

FTC privacy recommendations are underwhelming, but that's OK for a lot of us


The Federal Trade Commission is urging Congress to enact laws that would require data brokers to disclose what personal information they buy and sell about consumers.  However the FTC is not recommending requiring mandatory anti-tracking buttons, although all major browsers are now offering this opportunity voluntarily.
Cecilia Kang’s in the March 27 Washington Post is here.  

As a whole, Silicon Valley companies sounded relieved that the rules were more like those of a 4-way-stop sign and a road closure.

People who share computers with family members (or parents with teens to supervise) are much more sensitive to this topic than someone like me is.  

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