Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

Obama Administration Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

March 5, 2012

On February 23rd the Obama administration released a report on consumer privacy. The report calls on Congress to enact a consumer privacy "bill of rights." The Internet-focused bill of rights would provide consumers with a say in how their personal information gets collected and used online, require businesses to be transparent about their related data usage practices, and also compel businesses to appropriately secure people's personal data. At the request of the White House, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will facilitated mulitstakeholder efforts to create industry codes of conduct that implement the proposed consumer privacy bill of rights.

NTIA has requested public comments on consumer privacy issues that should be included in voluntary industry codes of conduct. NAR is preparing comments on the proposal.

White House Report

NTIA Request for Public Comment