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Testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on the Privacy Implications of Online Advertising

Regulatory Comments and Testimony

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Testimony before the Senate Commerce Committee on the Privacy Implications of Online Advertising

Testimony of

Wayne
Crews
Vice President for Policy/Director of Technology Studies
Competitive Enterprise Institute

Before the Committee on Commerce,
United States
Senate
Privacy Implications of Online Advertising

Wednesday, July 9, 2008
10:00 AM
Russell
Senate Office
Building 253

The Competitive
Enterprise Institute (CEI) is a non-profit public policy research foundation
dedicated to individual liberty, limited government, and markets. We appreciate
the opportunity to discuss policy issues surrounding online advertising.

Privacy dilemmas are
inevitable on the frontiers of an evolving information era, but CEI maintains
that competitive approaches to online privacy and security will be more nimble
and effective than rigid political mandates at safeguarding and enhancing
consumer well-being, facilitating commerce and wealth creation, and even contributing
to the rise of the anonymous approaches to commerce we’d like to see.