White House privacy push: Some question the details

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IDG News Service (Washington Bureau)

Some privacy groups question the plan to allow online companies to participate in writing new codes of conduct. The U.S. White House’s announcement Thursday that it will encourage online businesses to develop and adopt privacy codes of conduct and push Congress for privacy legislation received mostly positive reviews, although some privacy advocates questioned whether companies would be too involved in writing the rules.

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