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Passage of Data Breach Legislation

With the rapid surge in data breaches impacting millions of households this year, OTA was optimistic on the possible passage of data breach legislation.  Unfortunately it is appearing very unlikely we will see any such legislation, driven in part by the partisan efforts and trade groups who are focused on protecting their business member's short-term interests and consumer advocates who appear to be unwilling to compromise.  OTA continues to be a voice of reason advocating a framework modeled off of CAN-SPAM and COPPA, providing businesses with clarity and ease of report

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Rupert Murdoch's News Corp vs Google - A war of words

The anxiety and class between major publishers and content providers vs dominate market players including Google is at an all time high. In News Corp's submission to the EU it asserts that Google is a “platform for piracy and the spread of malicious networks” and “a company that boasts about its ability to track traffic [but] chooses to ignore the unlawful and unsavory content that surfaces after the simplest of searches”.   Share your thoughts and perspectives.  Are such claims legitimate?   See

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