Cyberspace: Who Will Make The Rules?

Commerce's William Daley on privacy and taxes

In early February, thousands of investors were left in the cold when E*Trade Group Inc.'s online-trading system crashed on three successive days. Around the same time, questions were raised about online auction house eBay Inc. when consumers claimed they were receiving goods that didn't live up to their advertising. And over the Christmas holidays, many of the 2.1 million households that went cybershopping for the first time ran into glitches ranging from busy signals to misplaced orders.

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