Most federal sites fail privacy test

    Date12 Sep 2000
    CategoryPrivacy
    3847
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    A staggering 97 percent of federal Web sites fail to adhere to the four basic privacy principles that the Federal Trade Commission has recommended be made mandatory for all private sector Web sites, according a government report scheduled for release Tuesday.The . . . A staggering 97 percent of federal Web sites fail to adhere to the four basic privacy principles that the Federal Trade Commission has recommended be made mandatory for all private sector Web sites, according a government report scheduled for release Tuesday.The General Accounting Office report puts a new edge on the old maxim: people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. If one set of guidelines is good enough for the private sector -- indeed, mandated -- then many argue the government should meet those standards as well.
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