The National Journal reports that while the U.S. may not see broad-based privacy legislation passed within the next year, "privacy will still get a lot of attention in 2012, starting with the release in the coming weeks of two highly anticipated federal reports providing guidance on protecting consumer privacy online." The article focuses on what might be expected in these forthcoming reports from the Commerce Department and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Meanwhile, ITWorld highlights key technology policy issues to be watched in the year ahead, including the FTC's forthcoming comprehensive framework. Editor's Note: The IAPP Global Privacy Summit will feature a breakout session on The Final FTC Report: Implications for Consumers, Businesses, Legislation and Enforcement.
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