Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

February 26th, 2012 by Stephen Jones Leave a reply »

The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights’ seven principles, in  outline :

  • Individual Control: Consumers have a right to exercise control over what personal data organizations collect from them and how it is used.
  • Transparency: Consumers have a right to easily understandable information about privacy and security practices.
  • Respect for Context: Consumers have a right to expect that organizations will collect, use, and disclose personal data in ways that are consistent with the context in which consumers provide the data.
  • 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 are 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.

This will bring US privacy regulations into close alignment with those of the European Union and other trading partners. The U.S.A . administration also intends to pursue legislation to extend baseline privacy protection to business sectors not currently covered by federal privacy laws


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