Obama administration proposes privacy bill of rights; Internet ethicist Gary Chapman dies

@FierceTelecom RT @wsj The U.S. needs to create a "privacy bill of rights" to regulate the collection of personal data online by commercial interests, Obama administration officials say. Story (sub. req.) | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Stephen Zimba has been named Chief Marketing Officer at Integra Telecom, the company announced Thursday. Zimba's a veteran telco executive with stints at CBeyond, BellSouth and Microsoft. News release.

> NTT America participated in the second annual Capacity Central America Conference at the Marriott Panama Hotel. The Tier 1 provider continues to make inroads into the growing Latin American telecom market. News release.

> AlCircuits, which supplies optical and semiconductor solutions, is now also the exclusive distributor of BroadLight fiber access processors in Brazil. News release.

> PowerNet Global is working with XO Communications to bring Ethernet service to its agents and customers. News release.

And finally... Internet ethicist Gary Chapman, 58, died Tuesday, Dec. 14. The former Green Beret specialized in the impact of technology on public policy and society as director of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility, a group that famously took a stand against President Reagan's Strategic Defense Initiative in the 1980s. Story.