EU Official: Time running out on online privacy

Associated Press Modified: October 10, 2012 at 12:31 pm •  Published: October 10, 2012
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BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union official warns that time's running out to create a system to prevent Internet users from having every click recorded.

Neelie Kroes, EU digital agenda commissioner, plans to warn in a speech Thursday that efforts to create a "do not track" Internet header aren't succeeding.

"Online privacy and online business need to go hand in hand," she'll say, according to her office. "Privacy is a fundamental right ... People won't use what they don't trust. And they will stop using what they learn to distrust. If that happens, online businesses miss out on a huge opportunity of new and bigger markets."

Any privacy system, she said, "must be designed to let people choose to not be tracked."



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