Obama Administration Looks Toward Internet Industry For Better Online Consumer Privacy Standards

Posted on Feb 23 2012 - 7:01am by Editorial Staff

The Obama administration detailed an initiative which gives consumers more authority to control over their personal information that they store, share online, asking all the Internet companies such as Google and Facebook to together worked towards developing common privacy standards, Bloomberg reports. The government is enacting a privacy bill of rights for web users – along with this, the US Commerce Department plans to convene industry as well as consumer groups to develop voluntary code of conduct for safeguarding online privacy.

The White House report sets broad principles revealing about potential privacy vulnerabilities faced during the previous year results in suggesting the country’s regulators and lawmakers for working towards stronger protections of personal data online and on Internet-connected mobile devices. The Commerce Department will meet with companies and privacy advocates to develop voluntary standards for businesses based on the principles.

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