EPIC: the new consumer privacy bill is not helpful and unworkable

The White House has released a consumer privacy proposal, prepared by the Commerce Department. The bill falls far short of the recommendations for a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” set out by President Obama in 2012 and broadly supported by consumer organizations. The draft proposal lacks meaningful protections for consumers, would preempt stronger state laws, and create unnecessary regulatory burdens for businesses. EPIC has long recommended enactment of consumer privacy legislation based on “Fair Information Practices,” the basic framework for modern privacy law.

Country: Global

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: Government

Tags: US, draft proposal, consumer privacy bill, privacy law

Posted on Monday 2 March 2015

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