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"Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" follow-up to SOPA?

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Not had a chance to do anything other than scan over this to see what it is, and to that, in some quarters (of the Internet) it's being regarded as a 'softer' (at first glance at least) follow-up to SOPA/PIPA/ATCA et-al.
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The Obama Administration unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to protect individual privacy rights and give users more control over how their information is handled. This initiative seeks to protect all Americans from having their information misused by giving users new legal and technical tools to safeguard their privacy. The blueprint will guide efforts to protect privacy and assure continued innovation in the Internet economy by providing flexible implementation mechanisms to ensure privacy rules keep up with ever-changing technologies. As a world leader in the Internet marketplace, the Administration believes the United States has a special responsibility to develop privacy practices that meet global standards and establish effective online consumer protection.

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