White House Releases "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights"
ONLINE PRIVACY—U.S.February 23, 2012
The Obama administration has today issued a set of guidelines to improve online consumer privacy while also ensuring the Internet remains a forum for economic growth, according to a White House press release. The administration has asked the Department of Commerce to work with industry, privacy advocates and other stakeholders to create and implement enforceable codes of conduct based on the White House guidelines. President Barack Obama said, "American consumers can't wait any longer for clear rules of the road that ensure their personal information is safe online," adding, "As the Internet evolves, consumer trust is essential for the continued growth of the digital economy. That's why an online privacy Bill of Rights is so important." Editor's note: The IAPP will host a web conference where experts involved in the creation of this report will provide insight and answer questions. Stay tuned to Daily Dashboard for the date of this event, which will be announced soon.