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1. Should the law intervene to protect online privacy and security? Is self-regulation by industry sufficient? Debate.

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. Should the law intervene to protect online privacy and security? Is self-regulation by industry sufficient? Debate
The law should intervene to protect online privacy and security but to a limited extent. Even the approach taken by the Federal Trade Commission is educating consumers about the importance of personal information privacy and maintaining the security of personal information. The laws are there for instance, the Gramm-Leach-Billey Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Children Online privacy act, but privacy and security can best be assured through self-regulation. The reasons are that enforcement of the laws by the FTC or any other agency is very difficult and costly, the infringement of privacy often involves information across countries, and newer methods may be used to circumvent the law. ...

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