Grant Gross reports:
U.S. Web users are increasingly asking for tougher online privacy protections, even as they give more of their personal data to Web sites. And Internet-based companies are asking for certainty about privacy rules from U.S. regulators even as they also ask for flexibility to create new products, a U.S. official said Monday.
There are several challenges and paradoxes to deal with as U.S. lawmakers and agencies examine ways to strengthen online privacy laws, said Daniel Weitzner, associate administrator in the Office of Policy Analysis and Development at the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
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