SPOTLIGHT: Telecom privacy debates heating up


In a European Union hearing, an EU official preparing a report on search engine privacy policies said IP addresses should "be regarded as personal data." Google, Yahoo and other search engines would be the ones most obviously affected by a tough privacy stance on Internet issues, but telecom service providers should expect to be affected, too, if they move ahead with sophisticated content filtering strategies.

AT&T has discussed its plans to do so, but the Internet privacy debate may have only just begun.

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- read this story in The Seattle Times

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