A panel appointed by the Obama Administration will focus on Internet privacy, The Washington Post reports. The subcommittee will include various parts of the federal government, including the Commerce, Justice, Homeland Security and State departments, and will advise the White House on regulatory and legislative issues for the Web, the report states. It will be headed by the general counsel at the Commerce Department and the assistant attorney general at the Justice Department. The subcommittee follows recent high-profile data breaches and increasing criticism by consumer advocacy groups about social media and advertisers collecting personal information online. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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