Here is a video discussion I had with LexBlog on the new
White House Data Privacy report, "Consumer Data Privacy in
a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting
Innovation in the Global Digital Economy." In this
conversation, we discussed the report's four primary
a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,
a multistakeholder process to specify how the principles in the
Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights apply in particular business
effective enforcement, and
a commitment to increase interoperability with the privacy
frameworks of our international partners.
Specifically, in the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, it
Individual Control: Consumers have a right to exercise control
over what personal data companies collect from them and how they
Transparency: Consumers have a right to easily understandable
and accessible information about privacy and security
Respect for Context: Consumers have a right to expect that
companies will collect, use, and disclose personal data in ways
that are consistent with the context in which consumers provide the
Security: Consumers have a right to secure and responsible
handling of personal data.
Access and Accuracy: Consumers have a right to access and
correct personal data in usable formats, in a manner that is
appropriate to the sensitivity of the data and the risk of adverse
consequences to consumers if the data is inaccurate.
Focused Collection: Consumers have a right to reasonable limits
on the personal data that companies collect and retain.
Accountability: Consumers have a right to have personal data
handled by companies with appropriate measures in place to assure
they adhere to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
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