In the wake of reports that some internet sites collect personal information on children without their parents' permission, President Clinton's top internet adviser, Ira Magaziner, called on technology industry leaders to find a solution to the problem of privacy in cyberspace—or risk having the government do it for them.

"Right now," Magaziner said, "privacy is not adequately protected on the internet—and it has to be." He called on consumer and business groups to agree to standards for telling internet users what will be done with any information they provide.

Magaziner's remarks followed a report by the Federal


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