March 26, 2012

Washington, D.C. (March 26, 2012) – Today Andy Halataei, the Information Technology Industry Council's (ITI) Director of Government Relations, issued the following statement in response to the FTC Final Privacy Report.

“The tech sector shares the FTC’s goal of ensuring that consumers are informed about how to protect themselves online. Our industry has demonstrated its commitment to guarding people’s privacy, and we appreciate the praise that Chairman Leibowitz gave today to the industry for its leading efforts on this front. We’re also encouraged that the FTC does not see the need for additional privacy rulemaking at this time," Halataei said.

“Consumers should benefit from a transparent, plain-language structure, and providing people with choices on how information is used will only strengthen the use of our products and lead to future innovation. We’ve supported the do-not-track approach, and remain encouraged that the industry can come together behind a common standard that meets our shared goals of protecting consumers and ensuring that Internet innovation continues to flourish.”

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