Obama Calls for Federal Internet Privacy Policy Office

The Obama administration today issued its official call for the creation of a new Privacy Policy Office that would focus on facilitating discussions among stakeholders in order to protect and inform consumers about the privacy risks, costs and opportunities created by the growth in personal data online.


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In a corresponding Department of Commerce report (PDF), the effort was said to be focused on many steps that could be taken short of legislation. It also repeated extensive calls to preserve the incredible opportunities for innovation that online data use enable, something you’re unlikely to see focused on by media coverage from places like the Wall Street Journal, where anything with a hint of privacy foul has been subject of single-minded attack for months.

via Obama Calls for Federal Internet Privacy Policy Office.