The Data Debate Deepens

The New York Times was abuzz with the topic of privacy concerns yesterday, as they ran two stories on consumers’ right to their own data both abroad and at home.

Looks like the EU is taking a real stand – a proposed law would force all online businesses (including Big Brother Facebook) to wipe clean all consumer data upon request.

Could a law like this every make it in the USA? Probably not, but the Obama administration has pushed hard for a ‘Privacy Bill of Rights’ to give users a sense of control over their data…but is it really anything more than a sense?

Further Reading:

Risk and Riches in User Data for Facebook – New York Times

Opt-Out Provision Would Halt Some, but Not All, Web Tracking – New York Times


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