Obama proposes Privacy Bill of Rights

Today, the White House released it’s proposal for a Privacy Bill of Rights. The press release is entitled “We Can’t Wait“. Sound familiar? It’s because John Kerry and John McCain proposed this last summer. Obama’s proposal goes much further in terms of scope. The proposal includes several key principles: 1. Individual Control: Consumers have a… Read More

The Privacy Bill of Rights

When it comes to the Federalist debates, I was always on the side that argued that creating a bill of rights would limit our rights rather than protect them. But, since we don’t live in that world, Congress is working on creating additional bills of rights (maybe this is just a fad). There was the… Read More

“Do-not-track Online Act of 2011”

This month, Senate Commerce Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) introduced the “Do-not-track Online Act of 2011”. Some interesting highlights from the proposed bill: there would be a fine of up to $16,000 per day that you are in violation with a maximum of $15,000,000 in civil damages available for all civil actions under the bill.The $16,000… Read More