Skip to comments.White House follows EU’s lead with new Internet ‘rules of the road’
Posted on 03/06/2012 12:50:56 PM PST by ColdOne
This administrations proposal asks Congress to codify the new rights, which include granting the federal government more police power. The Federal Trade Commission would be empowered with direct enforcement authority to ensure consumer data privacy, according to the strategy.
Overall, the Obama proposal includes seven principles to protect consumer privacy online, White House aides told reporters last week in a telephone briefing.
The proposed rules would also include an enforceable code of conduct that Internet companies would have to comply with, or face litigation or civil penalties, under the expanded FTC power. That agencys power is currently more limited.
A statute that allows the FTC to enforce the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights directly would provide flexibility and permit the FTC to address emerging privacy issues through specific enforcement actions governed by applicable procedural safeguards, the White House said in its report.
The Obama administration proposal mimics policy ideas being put forth in Europe, Darren Hayes, a computer forensics and security expert at Pace University in New York, told TheDC.
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As if this was going to result in even one fewer piece of spam in anybody’s mailbox.
Not government’s role.
This regime intends to fully control the flow and type of information available to the masses.
If we don't put SOMEONE else, even if they are nearly as bad, in Barry's place this fall, are liberties are in extreme peril.
Even if BummerLite, Romney, gets elected, at least he will have to re-establish momentum to follow in little Barry's footsteps.
As with everything else in government:
We already have laws on the books against spamming.
Why, I'd bet there are several undercover investigations going on right now. They just need more evidence to make the case.
Ever notice how all these brand new and improved “Bills of Rights” always take our rights away?
Need to photoshop a fuhrer mustache on him.
Watch, pretty soon they’ll have the Post Office running the internets to and through your neighborhood. . .
Well, that would be a relief! After all, there is no entity on earth more secure than a US government agency.
Just ask Julian Assange.
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