Trump administration asks for public input on data privacy proposal
The Department of Commerce on Tuesday asked for public input on a "proposed approach" to consumer data privacy rules.
Why it matters: This could be the first step to an administration-backed privacy plan.
“The Trump Administration is beginning this conversation to solicit ideas on a path for adapting privacy to today’s data-driven world.”— National Telecommunications and Information Administration chief David Redl in a statement.
The details: The agency will seek comment on a range of proposed outcomes for privacy rules, including —
- That organizations should be “transparent” about their use of personal information.
- That users should have a say over how their personal information is used.
- That organizations “should be accountable” for their use of personal data.
What's next: Redl said on a call with reporters that the agency would "certainly consider" backing legislation as a path forward, if public comments supported that approach.