My U.S. Senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is calling for the creation of a “privacy bill of rights” to protect people’s personal data. From the AP wire:
”Modern life makes many things easier and many things easier to know, and yet privacy is somehow caught in the crosshairs of these changes,” Clinton said in a speech to a left-leaning legal group.
…Clinton wants to create a ”privacy czar” within the White House to guard against recent problems like the theft of personal data from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
She also wants legislation to let consumers know what information companies are keeping about them and how it is used, and create a tiered system of penalties for companies who are not careful with consumer data.
I’ll be curious to see where this leads, and if any legislation is actually proposed.