The chairmen of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s Communications and Technology Task Force are calling for the Obama Administration to protect consumers, their online privacy choices, and the growing digital economy as part of a multistakeholder process for developing a code of conduct for online consumer privacy now underway. The chairmen submitted written comments at the request of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, which is coordinating the multistakeholder process.
The comment states: “Privacy is an important value, but that value should not come at the expense of curtailing a dynamic sector of the national economy and the freedom for consumers to protect their own privacy.”
The comment is based on the ALEC Statement of Principles for Online Consumer Privacy, which was adopted in 2003. According to the Statement: “The most effective privacy policies provide notice, choice, security, and access; individuals should be free to select the policy that best fits their needs.”
“Comments Submitted by the Communications and Technology Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council,” April 2, 2012: http://news.heartland.org/sites/default/files/alec_ntia_privacy_cmt_final.pdf