FTC Creates Privacy & Security Page

The FTC is recognizing the prevalence of businesses collecting online data about its clients,vendors and employees.  It is also recognizing that there are a range of laws that govern business protections and restricted use of this data.  As a result it has created a “Privacy and Security” page on its it new “Business Portal.”  In addition to tracking news, case law and providing workshops on various privacy and security issues, the FTC is making available an important online tutorial called, “Protecting Personal Information: A Guide for Business.”

And as if prompted, the Wall Street Journal is running a story (subscription required) today on how business websites are often at the mercy of advertising visitor tracking tools that maybe undermining their privacy policies without their awareness.

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