Tuesday, April 12, 2011

US Senators introduce Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights

US Senators John McCain and John Kerry have introduced a bill entitled the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights (PDF), which appears to be similar to Canada's PIPEDA. Most notably, it is not restricted to online companies.

It'll be interesting to see where this goes. Here's John Kerry's summary: John Kerry - United States Senator for Massachusetts: At Work for You in Congress - List of All Issues. And here's what the Forbes Tech Blog has to say: John Kerry and John McCain Want Your Company To Hire a Privacy Officer.

Microsoft has come out in favour of the proposed statute: Microsoft Supports Kerry-McCain Privacy Bill - Microsoft on the Issues - Site Home - TechNet Blogs.

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