White House Council Launches Interagency on Subcommittee on Privacy & Internet Policy
From the White House: As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promoting the vast economic opportunity of the Internet and protecting individual privacy, the National Science and Technology Council has launched a new Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy. Populated by representatives from more than a dozen Departments, agencies and Federal offices, and co-chaired by Cameron Kerry, General Counsel at the Department of Commerce, and Christopher Schroeder, Assistant Attorney General at the Department of Justice, the subcommittee will develop principles and strategic directions with the goal of fostering consensus in legislative, regulatory, and international Internet policy realms.
The forthcoming strategic direction should help to foster overall trust in the internet as agencies and private and commercial organizations develop consistent policies towards the use of personal data. Increased trust will also increase user comfort levels in sharing the required information to conduct buisness on the internet without being concerned that their personal data is being used inappropriately.