Thursday, August 20, 2015

Personal Data Privacy - Proposed Consumer Privacy Bill

Consumer Data Privacy Bill

data protection law – internet privacy law - consumer protection law

Giving people more control over their personal information is in the horizon. Concern however remains with companies and data brokers having discretion. The proposed Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act, sets some requirements on companies that process personal information. The idea is to establish some best practices of analyzing data. What risks linger remains as key concern.

The Bill leaves companies to establish a ‘code of conduct’ for best practices, but seeks the Federal Trade Commission to oversee that the best practices meet certain open and clear notice requirements to consumers on how their personal information is handled. It is expected that the FTC will have enforcement powers under the Bill.

The Bill, as is, gives read more ...

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