Obama planning Internet privacy watchdog

November 12, 2010 1:55:31 PM PST
The Obama administration is preparing to step up efforts to police Internet privacy issues.

According to the Wall Street Journal, it calls for new laws and the creation of a new watchdog position to oversee the effort.

The plan is expected to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Currently, there is no comprehensive law that protects consumer privacy online. Internet privacy issues are generally overseen by the Federal Trade Commission, which can only take action if a privacy-violating act is labeled as deceptive or unfair.


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