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(c) Such information may be used to target certain consumers
(d) If companies are required to provide access to such information,
they may be less likely to collect and store such information if
they don't have a reason to do so. Dissemination of such data
may pose security threats in the future (older less secure
systems / operating programs).
(2) Cons
(a) Such information poses limited privacy threat
(b) Consumers often can find out this information on their own
(c) May increase security risks
(d) May force companies to store such information in a way that is
indentifiable by name
(e) Content may not be understandable to a consumer without a lot
of explanation
(f) Companies may incur additional costs in translating such
information into a readable format
(g) Translation may pose additional privacy threats
(h) Costly and difficult to administer
provide access to navigation or click stream data
(1) Pros
(a) Consumers are worried about being tracked
(b) Access may provide incentives for companies to eliminate
unnecessary tracking
(2) Cons
(a) Potential cost of providing access
(b) May affect web software architecture design
vii) DERIVED DATA. Companies should provide access to derived data
about consumers
(1) Pros
(a) Derived data may have a life impact
(b) Derived data shows what is truly being communicated about
(c) Consumers may expect to know why decisions are being made
about them
(d) Access to derived data may limit incentives for companies to
"redline" groups of customers
(2) Cons
(a) Derived data may include proprietary information
(b) Companies should be able to make private decisions about who
they target for marketing, etc.
(c) May increase litigation
(d) Very difficult to administer, particularly where there is qualitative


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In December 1999 the Federal Trade Commission established the Advisory Committee on Online Access and Security. The purpose of the Advisory Committee was to provide advice and recommendations to the Commission regarding implementation of certain fair information practices by domestic commercial Web sites. In particular, the Advisory Committee addressed providing online consumers reasonable access to personal information collected from and about them and maintaining adequate security for that information. In accordance with its Charter, the Advisory Committee submitted its Final Report to the Commission on May 15, 2000, and was terminated on May 31, 2000.

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