Today in Connected Consumer

It’s not exactly new news, but questions about online privacy are again coming to the fore as consumers and businesses increasingly turn to cloud-based services to help manage their data. Services like Twitter’s @anywhere and Facebook’s “Like” button mean ever-more personal data sharing between and among different web sites, adding to the complexity of ensuring privacy. Next month, U.S. regulators will jump into the fray as the National Telecommunications Infrastructure Administration holds its first public hearing on the nexus of privacy and innovation in the Internet economy. There’s a long way to go on this one still.