FTC: expect Internet privacy report this summer

In the wake of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerman’s conclusion that consumers are less concerned about privacy these days, FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz and the Agency’s head of the Bureau of Consumer Protection went on the record about Internet privacy with the New York Times.  They expressed concern that since consumers aren’t reading website privacy statements, the FTC will be looking at having a opt-in model for consumers using websites rather letting them merely opt-out.  The FTC plans to issue report in June or July of this year on the subject.

What about a plain English disclosure to consumers about what they can expect the website to do with their personal information?

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