Obama unveils online privacy plan2012.02.23 10:12 by Daniela
The White House has unveiled a new framework for online privacy, tightening up the protection of personal data. The guidelines would initially be voluntary for companies, but those that agree to abide by them could be subject to sanctions for any violations.
The framework comes as companies have found more sophisticated ways to collect and combine data on users' interests and habits. Beginning next week, for instance, Google will start merging data it collects from email, video, social-networking and other services when users are signed in with a Google account.
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