Users must demand more privacy protection, Mozilla director tells MPs

"A director with Mozilla Corp., the company that makes the Firefox browser, says he welcomes more regulation of the internet but is also urging citizens to push for more privacy protection from the websites they visit.

Marshall Erwin, Mozilla’s director of trust and security, told MPs Thursday that public pressure could encourage companies like Facebook to improve their approach to privacy protection.

“I think one of the biggest challenges that we face as an industry is that, thus far, not enough of the user base really makes decisions based on their privacy,” Mr. Erwin told MPs on the access to information, privacy and ethics committee. “Until Facebook users really demand something better, it’s going to be hard for Facebook to deliver something better in terms of privacy.”"