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|Originally Published: Tuesday, 28 December 1999||Author: Derrick H. Lewis|
|Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News||Page: 1/1 - [Printable]|
US Trade Commission to revisit online privacy
The US FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has established a committee that will decide whether consumers should be allowed access to the information security "practices" employed by many websites. This includes allowing consumers access to purchasing habits and whether a fee may be charged for access. It seems as if the FTC is trying to dabble into what many e-commerce websites have kept there only leverage over consumers.