Originally posted on PandoDaily:
You could be excused for mistaking a group with a grandiose name like the 21st Century Privacy Coalition for being fierce advocates for better privacy standards.
You’d be wrong though.
On a surface level, yes, the 21st Century Privacy Coalition — a pack of seven major US telecommunications companies, Verizon, Comcast and AT&T and their ilk, alongside industry groups — talks a grand game about acting in the consumer’s interest. It wants one privacy standard for all communications companies, be they phone company or search engine, overseen by the FTC.
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