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FPF Statement On Department Of Commerce Privacy Report

Internet Policy Task Force releases Draft Privacy Green Paper

WASHINGTON – Today, the Internet Policy Task Force at the U.S. Department of Commerce released their Draft Privacy Green Paper entitled, “Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework.” The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released the following statement in response to the report. This statement should be attributed to Jules Polonetsky and/or Christopher Wolf, co-chairs of the Future of Privacy Forum:

“The report is a sophisticated effort to advance consumer privacy without thwarting innovation. Although it sets a framework that will influence legislation, it creates an alternate path for a mode of government initiated self regulation, with advocates at the table and the FTC providing enforcement. If businesses respond by seriously engaging in efforts to advance fair information practices, the U.S. has the chance to take back the international privacy leadership role it once had.”

Polonetsky and Wolf are also available for additional comment to interested media. To schedule an interview please contact Ted Kresse at 202.777.3719 or [email protected]

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. The forum is led by Internet privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf and includes an advisory board comprised of leading figures from industry, academia, law and advocacy groups.

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