EU Advisory Group Proposes Tighter Privacy Regulation On Social Networks. It seems like everyone is jumping on the privacy & data security bandwagon. Here an EC group wants tougher regulations on Social Networking Sites (SNS). We are likely to end up with some monstrous pieces of legislation (e.g. HIPAA) that are so complex only the "big boys" can afford to comply, and then only after some get "whacked" with a heavy fine.
As I have said often, I am all for privacy & data security. With respect to the latter, and if the HIPAA Security Rule is an example of what will emerge, we will end up with CIA type of security measures imposed on unsuspecting website owners, that will mostly be ignored by the majority of small businesses.
What is required is guidance and tools, and not just tough language that makes legislators feel like they have actually improved protection for consumers.
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