Administration: Privacy Bill of Rights Needed
PRIVACY LAW—U.S.March 16, 2011
The Obama Administration is weighing in on the dialogue surrounding online privacy, and the consensus is that the time has come for baseline privacy legislation at the federal level. That was the focus at today's Senate Commerce Committee hearing on consumer privacy. The Department of Commerce "has concluded that the U.S. consumer data privacy framework will benefit from legislation to establish a clearer set of rules for the road for businesses and consumers," explained National Telecommunications and Information Administration Administrator Lawrence Strickling. This Daily Dashboard exclusive examines the testimony and reactions from legislators, industry and advocates at today's hearing paired with expert opinions on a U.S. "privacy bill of rights."