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Monday, July 11, 2005

Privacy group asks FTC to probe online investigation firms - July 8, 2005
A privacy rights advocacy group has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Web sites advertising investigative services capable of digging up personal information such as phone call records are violating federal laws. Washington D.C.-based Electronic Privacy Information Center filed a complaint with the federal agency on Thursday, singling out Encinitas-based Intelligent e-Commerce Inc., which runs "We've asked the FTC to begin an industrywide investigation into these practices," Chris Hoofnagle, senior counsel at the group's San Francisco office, said Friday...

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I completely applaud Epic for urging the FTC to investigage these crimes, tho it seems unfortunate that the best organizations to go after are websites. As an evangelist for the Internet Economy, I fell like the Internet has already taken a disproportionate amount of blame for ID theft.
posted by Alan on Monday, July 11, 2005

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