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Experts Examine Privacy Bill of Rights Enforceability

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

March 13, 2012

A ReadWriteWeb report examines the Obama administration's call for a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, specifically quoting the framework document as stating, "There is no Federal regulation at the end of the process, and codes will not bind any companies unless they choose to adopt them." The report questions how this self-regulatory approach would be enforced with input from multiple legal experts. The Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration is seeking public comment on that question through March 26, noting it "expects that a company's public commitment to follow a code of conduct will be legally enforceable, provided the company is subject to the Federal Trade Commission's jurisdiction," the report states.
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