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Online Privacy: Government or Self Regulated

Many people believe that the government should regulate business with respect to online privacy, but companies say self-regulation is more appropriate. Which approach would benefit consumers most?

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The government has long been in debate about whether or not regulation about online privacy should come from their departments or if it should be self-regulated. While many organizations believe they can monitor themselves and ensure online privacy is top notch for their consumers, there are governmental agencies, such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Commerce, feel differently. According to an article written by Lee (2010), the "Federal Trade ...

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A discussion regarding whether government regulation or company self-regulation is more appropriate to monitor and regulate online privacy including a personal opinion about which would benefit customers most. 251 words, 1 reference.