White House Unveils New Comprehensive Privacy Blueprint

The Obama Administration today unveiled a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” as part of a comprehensive blueprint to improve consumers’ privacy protections and ensure that the Internet remains an engine for innovation and economic growth.

At the request of the White House, the Commerce Department’s NTIA will begin convening companies, privacy advocates and other stakeholders to develop and implement enforceable privacy policies based on the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.

The report, “Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy,” resulted from a comprehensive review of the intersection of privacy policy and innovation in the Internet economy lead by the Commerce Department’s Internet Policy Task Force.

Date: 
February 23, 2012