Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Online: Fair Information Practices in the Electronic Marketplace: A Federal Trade Commission Report to Congress

The Report examines the 2000 survey addressing internet privacy issues in light of the four FIPPs (i) notice; (ii) choice; (iii) access; (iv) Security

From the document’s conclusion:

“The Commission believes that industry’s limited success in implementing fair informationpractices online, as well as ongoing consumer concerns about Internet privacy, make this the appropriate time for legislative action. The Commission’s proposed legislation would require all consumer-oriented commercial Web sites, to the extent not already covered by the COPPA, to implement the four widely-accepted fair information practice principles, in accordance with more specific regulations to follow. Such legislation, in conjunction with self-regulation, would ensure important protections for consumer privacy at a critical time in the development of the online marketplace”.

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