FTC urges Net-privacy regulations

Summary:Following a study finding only 20 percent of online companies protect consumers' privacy, the U.S.

Following a study finding only 20 percent of online companies protect consumers' privacy, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission recommended on Monday that Congress legislate restrictions on how corporations collect, use and sell consumer information. The recommendations are part of a report released on Monday by the FTC, which states that only 20 percent of all Web sites with 39,000 unique visitors or more give consumers notice of data collection, a choice as to how their data is used, reasonable access to the information and adequate security to prevent data from being leaked. Full story. -- Robert Lemos, ZDNet News

Topics: Privacy, Security

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