Industry fared well in 2012 in its efforts to lobby against federal consumer privacy legislation, but 2013 is likely to bring renewed regulatory efforts and intense negotiations with consumer advocates—particularly over online tracking, The New York Times reports. Industry’s recent success was due to its increased presence in Washington, DC, and record-setting lobbying budget, the report states. As privacy and security increasingly caught the attention of regulators, advocates and legislators, industry “realized it is important to be engaged,” said Intel’s David Hoffman, CIPP/US. Regime changes at the Federal Trade Commission and legislative overhauls in Europe are expected to impact the online landscape in 2013. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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