Commerce Dept. Joins FTC in Privacy Arena

Amidst the fanfare with which the FTC’s privacy framework was released earlier this month, the U.S. Commerce Department’s own report which focuses a bit more on making sure that privacy standards aren’t so restrictive that they squelch economic growth but are strong enough to make consumer comfortable with online activity.  If consumer distrust over privacy grows, this could squelch business activity on the Internet no matter how lenient the privacy policies are.

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