As previously reported, on December 16, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce released its “Green Paper” on privacy, entitled “Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework.” A press teleconference was held earlier that morning, and we provide an update on some insights from the teleconference.

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On December 16, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce Department issued its “Green Paper” on privacy, entitled “Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework,” outlining its privacy recommendations and proposed initiatives including the establishment of enforceable codes of conduct and a Privacy Policy Office in the Department of Commerce.

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On the first day of the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, there is much discussion surrounding the founding principles of data protection, but also on the future challenges of safeguarding the fundamental rights of privacy and data protection in a world of ubiquitous computing and social networking.

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