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More Details and Analysis from Hogan Lovells of the FTC and Commerce Privacy Reports

21 December 2010

The FTC Privacy Report and Department of Commerce Green Paper raise important questions on commercial use of information about people.  The Commission staff outlines privacy protections businesses will be expected to provide as collection technologies advance, and the Commerce paper proposes new laws and a new federal privacy office. 

In addition to our initial impressions about the FTC Report and DOC Green Paper, we release here a Privacy and Information Management Alert that provides an in-depth analysis including:

  • Development of the proposed framework;
  • Description and analysis of proposed framework; and
  • Concepts advanced by the report;

You can access the full Privacy and Information Management Alert here.

On December 1st, the FTC issued a preliminary staff report entitled "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers."  Following the FTC report, on December 16th, the Department of Commerce  issued a "green paper" detailing initial  policy recommendations for online privacy in the U.S.

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