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White House Consumer Privacy Bill Falls Short on Protections


Today, the White House released a discussion draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act. The Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) is a vocal advocate for comprehensive privacy legislation and issued the following response:

"Americans have long deserved comprehensive national consumer privacy legislation to protect their personal information. Unfortunately, the President's bill falls short on the privacy protections needed in today's digital world: it just has too many loopholes and doesn't provide for meaningful enforcement. However, it's encouraging that the President is working to advance privacy legislation and we remain committed to working with the Administration and Congress to improve this initial draft," said Justin Brookman, CDT Director of Consumer Privacy.

The Center for Democracy and Technology works to promote democratic values and constitutional liberties in the digital age. With expertise in law, technology, and policy, CDT seeks practical solutions to enhance free expression and privacy in global communications technologies. CDT is dedicated to building consensus among all parties interested in the future of the Internet and other new communications media.