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Official: White House Whitepaper “Imminent”

ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.

December 7, 2011

POLITICO reports that White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Internet Policy Daniel Weitzner has said the Obama Administration's whitepaper on online privacy will be released "in a matter of weeks," noting that with the evolution of thinking around online privacy, "now we need some substantive privacy rules written into statute." Weitzner also spoke in favor of a consumer privacy bill of rights, the report states, and contended that the U.S. is not behind the EU in terms of online privacy regulations but "more or less exactly on the same schedule."
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