White House Offers Draft Legislative Privacy Proposal

BY Heather Greenfield
February 27, 2015

Washington — The White House has released a comprehensive consumer privacy legislative proposal today.  The discussion draft, originally announced in the President’s State of the Union address last month, is based on the Administration’s 2012 Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The goal is to require baseline privacy protections for consumers across industries and to allow the Federal Trade Commission to approve and enforce private sector codes of conduct.

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has long supported measures designed to ensure that consumers’ personal information is safe and secure, while also providing the flexibility necessary to allow for continued growth and innovation in digital products and services.  The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“Technology companies are aware that they must devise privacy policies acceptable to consumers in order to have broad public use of their products.  While we are concerned the legislative proposal as released is not appropriately tailored to foster the innovative technologies that consumers demand, we look forward to constructively working with the Administration, Congress, and the many diverse stakeholders with privacy-related concerns to ensure the right balance is struck.”

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