By William Jackson
A White House official says that the administration will call on Congress to pass legislation to put the force of law behind a proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. The administration unveiled the principles in February.
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
In the long run, will changing expectations of privacy in an electronic world begun to undermine the constitutional protections granted to all Americans in the Bill of Rights?
The test of commitment is to translate high-minded principles like the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights into real legislative language.” The White House issued its privacy proposal, Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World.
“Some have argued that we’ll need something new—that the existing Bill of Rights doesn’t protect mental privacy adequately enough in the face of these emerging technologies.”
Business 2 Community
It did get a bit of spotlight, but when President Obama recently proposed a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights”, as not just Americans, but consumers and consistent users of technology, we definitely should’ve taken greater notice.
Well, he’s certainly quoted the Bill of Rights accurately, as we should expect. But sometimes I think things can be oversimplified. This is a complex question, but I think Joyner’s argument may come up short both on the particulars of the Florence case.
Also last week, the Federal Trade Commission issued its final report for how companies should handle consumer privacy, which includes the aforementioned Do Not Track feature. This had previously been mentioned in the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
Caribbean Media Vision
This call for legislation comes a month after the Obama administration outlined their “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” a document that details a high expectation of transparency on the part of corporations and their data mining efforts.
World Socialist Web Site
… by the so-called “swing” member of the court, Justice Anthony Kennedy, and joined by the four-member right-wing bloc, is the latest in a series of reactionary rulings broadening the police powers of the state and trampling on the Bill of Rights.