Leak sheds more light on Internet privacy proposals

A report being prepared for the White House by the U.S. Department of Commerce calls on the Obama Administration to examine whether the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should be vested with new rulemaking authority on Internet privacy matters.

The report also calls for a review of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to ensure adequate privacy protections in cloud-computing and location-based service environments. It alsorecommends the creation of a federal "baseline" privacy law, says a report in Telecom Reports Daily.

The TRDaily story is based on a leaked copy of the draft Commerce Department report, which the publication says it has obtained. The TRDaily Web site is password protected but a copy of the story was posted on a blog maintained by the law firm Hogan Lovells International LLP.

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