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By Daniel Kaplan. Read Write Web, October 12, 2010. "The subject of "personal data protection," long the exclusive domain of experts and activists, has recently earned its political pedigree. The French Edvige file, the endless extension of Google's services, Facebook's use of personal data, biometric IDs, contact-less chips have all sparked heated public discussions that, in many case, have forced businesses and governments into (albeit temporary) backtracking. Europe's data protection authorities, gathered within the G29, have taken a firm stance (PDF) on issues such as social networking, RFID tags, and video surveillance. In the U.S., the Mecca of contractual freedom, growing numbers now speak out for more encompassing and stricter legislation..."
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