Cyber Security Institute

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kerry-McCain privacy bill: What you need to know

A privacy bill of rights is something that tech pundits have talked about for years, but now Senators John Kerry and John McCain hope to make it a reality with a bipartisan bill in the Senate called the “The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011.”  The Kerry-McCain bill would force companies to let users opt out of data collection when used for behavioral ads or transfer to third parties. ...  For sensitive information—religion, health records or other stuff that can cause physical or financial harm if made public—companies would need users’ consent through an opt-in.