CCIA Submits Privacy Principles, Comments to NTIA

BY Heather Greenfield
November 7, 2018

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association presented the Commerce Department a set of strong “Privacy Principles” today to help guide the development of a national policy on consumer privacy. CCIA also filed substantive comments in response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s request for information on consumer privacy.

CCIA supports the development of baseline, federal privacy legislation that would ensure data is handled transparently and responsibly provided the framework is technology neutral and applies to the online and offline sector. CCIA also asked that any policy include safe harbors and flexibility for companies to evolve with changing technology.

The following can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“The digital economy relies on consumers’ trust, so responsible tech companies support measures to curb the misuse of data and to ensure data protection measures meet consumers’ expectations for privacy. Good policy has the potential of setting a national baseline for privacy across sectors and supporting innovation, while allowing companies’ flexibility in how they deliver a level of privacy consumers expect based on the sensitivity of particular data. CCIA applauds NTIA and the Commerce Department’s efforts and encourages continuing a constructive dialogue, as well as broad engagement and input from stakeholders and the public, on ways to advance consumer privacy while protecting prosperity and innovation.”

For media inquiries, please contact Heather Greenfield hgreenfield@ccianet.org

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