Obama unveils Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights | InSecurity Complex - CNET News
“The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights will give Internet users the right to: control what data is collected, how their personal data is used and shared; avoid having information collected in one context and then used for another purpose; have data held securely; and to know who is accountable for the misuse of the data. It applies to personal data, which means any data—including aggregations of data—that is linkable to a specific individual.” Personally, I want to know what the “safe harbor” rules will entail as I feel the ones placed on ISP’s give them way too much flexibility. Also, how will these rules be applied categorically, as in data collected from a laptop vs. a cell phone? Hopefully the final document includes the punishments. Ultimately though the biggest issue seems to be the “voluntary” status. The major players like Google, Facebook and Yahoo are all on board but we’re definitely going to have to make this a requirement eventually for true privacy.