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Getting to the bottom of privacy issues

A News.com reader says that, when it comes to privacy, legislation or court action is probably going to be the necessary catalyst for any significant change.

     

      
    Getting to the bottom of privacy issues

    In response to the March 21 column by David Holtzman, "The privacy imbroglio":

    I wish I could say that I have faith in businesses to do the right thing, but I think legislation or court action is probably going to be the necessary catalyst for any significant change.

    It would be nice if senders of unsolicited e-mail were required to list, in the e-mail's text, the chain of sources from which they received the e-mail address--all the way back to the entity that originally took the customer's address. This would enable the customer to identify which entities are trading their information.

    Thanks for highlighting an important issue.

    G. David Ibbeken
    Charlottesville, Va.

     

     

        
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