BBC: New privacy group to shape policy

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New Privacy Group to Shape Policy
BBC News
By Maggie Shiels
November 17, 2009

Lawmakers have held several hearings examining online privacy protection. Privacy experts have banded together to influence policy in the new Obama administration and set best practices for the industry.

The newly formed Future of Privacy Forum aims to present a privacy agenda to the Obama team in late November.

It also plans to talk to internet users about their concerns.

Jules Polonetsky quoted:

“We are at a vital crossroads for improving consumer control over online data,” said the Forum’s co-chairman Jules Polonetsky.

“The Obama campaign used a lot of data in a tech savvy way so they fully appreciate the value of data for outreach and marketing and the need for best practices to ensure personal autonomy,” Mr Polonetsky told the BBC.

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