Steven Gray reports:
On Wednesday, the Obama administration went very public about online privacy.
President Barack Obama’s top advisor on communications and information policy, Lawrence E. Strickling, told the Senate Commerce Committee that the administration now backs enforcement of a new “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights” by the Federal Trade Commission. The endorsement comes months after the President’s Internet Policy Task Force issued a paper that set a rough framework for navigating the tricky balance between consumer privacy interests and commerce. It also comes after a series of House bills on the issue, and as Sen. John Kerry, the Massachusetts Democrat, crafts a bill that would ultimately lead to new protections for consumers.
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