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2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday outlined a set of online privacy principles that officials said would help consumers control the use of their personal data gleaned from Internet searches. The framework for a new privacy code moves electronic commerce closer to a one-click, one-touch process by which users can tell...
News Story
2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Getting a divided Congress to pass any hard-edged privacy legislation is the next big hurdle President Obama faces in getting his Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights made the law of the land. “We urge the Administration to ensure that it carries out this process in a fair and transparent manner, and that consumer voices are heard and acted...
News Story
2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer advocates say the Obama Administration's blueprint for protecting consumers' privacy online is a good first step, but they will be watching closely to see how it's implemented. On Thursday the White House and the Federal Trade Communications unveiled the "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights," which will serve as a...
News Story
2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
NEW YORK — The Obama administration is calling for stronger privacy protections for consumers as mobile gadgets, Internet services and other tools are able to do a better job of tracking what you do and where you go. Consumer and privacy groups welcomed the effort, though some worried that it won’t do enough. Administration...
News Story
2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The White House has called on internet firms to develop stronger privacy protections for consumers. The move comes amid worries that browsing information is being tracked and given to advertisers. State attorneys in 36 states recently sent a letter of concern over Google's plan to share personal information across its products. As part...
News Story
2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
President Obama's administration has released a set of guidelines addressing online consumer privacy. Representatives from several business and consumer groups will meet to mull the outline and make their recommendations, after which the White House aims to work with Congress in developing legislation based on the plan. Undeterred by its...
News Story
2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Privacy advocates indicated Thursday that they expect to have a key role in helping to implement the Obama administration's "privacy bill of rights" released on Thursday. The administration's privacy policy, included in a Commerce Department report, calls on Congress to pass legislation that details how personal data should...
News Story
2/22/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. White House will push for online businesses to adopt new privacy codes of conduct, including consumer rights to control what information websites collect about them and a right to see what data is being collected, officials there said. Members of President Barack Obama's administration will officially announce details about its so...
News Story
2/10/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this broadcast. President Obama today answered blistering criticism of the 3-week old policy forcing religious employers to pay for employees' birth control. Speaking from the White House, Obama said, "Religious liberty will be protected and a law that requires free preventative care will not...
News Release
1/20/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC – Consumer Watchdog today called on President Obama to use the State of the Union message to endorse baseline privacy legislation and support Do Not Track regulations that would give consumers control of whether their information is gathered while they use the Internet. “You recently expressed your commitment to...