DOC Privacy Codes Of Conduct Would Lack Teeth: Attys

Law360, New York (August 8, 2011, 3:56 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's push for voluntary codes of conduct for privacy policed by the Federal Trade Commission could end up creating aspirational privacy goals instead of guidelines that regulators would actually enforce, attorneys say.

In an age when technology changes rapidly and Congress moves slowly, codes of conduct have had broad appeal — especially among businesses aiming to stave off stringent legislation by passing the codes, privacy lawyers said. However, they said, policing codes of conduct could be more complicated than enforcing a privacy...
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