Earlier this week, representatives from the Obama administration and the Federal Trade Commission asked the U.S. Congress to enact more online privacy legislation in an effort to provide a more uniform Web browsing experience for Americans.
The officials urged lawmakers to write new laws that will help to standardize online privacy policies and give more control over these measures to the FTC, according to a report from the New York Times
. The practical upshot of this, they said, is that it will allow for greater competition among companies that do not have their own privacy policies and those which do.
, chief privacy officer for Identity Theft
911, has a blog about the privacy concerns consumers face online and what they can do to increase protection of their personal data.
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