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.

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