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Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights - Summary and Invitation to Comment

The Department of Commerce has already taken the first steps to implementing the White House's Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights announced last month.  Commerce has invited comment on "what issues should be addressed through the privacy multi-stakeholder process and how to structure these discussions so they are open, transparent, and most productive."

According to the Federal Register notice, the public's views are being sought on such issues as:

  • increasing transparency of mobile device privacy notices
  • mobile applications providing location-based services
  • cloud computing services
  • browser cookies
  • services targeted to teenagers and children

Comments are due on March 26, 2012.

Colleagues Howard Symons, Chris Harvie and Stefanie Desai have prepared a paper analyzing the details of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, available here -  Summary of White House Privacy Framework .

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Co-Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.