According to the document’s foreword the consumers’ privacy framework in the United States is strong but lacks a statements of basic privacy principles applying to commercial worlds, and a commitment of all stakeholders to address consumer data privacy issues.
To address these issues the administration offered Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World. At the center of the framework there is a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights embracing worldwide recognized privacy principles and adapting them to commercial internet.
The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights embraces the following principles.
- INDIVIDUAL CONTROL: Consumers have a right to exercise control over what personal data companies collect from them and how they use it.
- TRANSPARENCY: Consumers have a right to easily understandable and accessible information about privacy and security practice.
- RESPECT FOR CONTEXT: Consumers have a right to expect that companies will collect, use, and disclose personal data in ways that are consistent with the context in which consumers provide the data.
- SECURITY: Consumers have a right to secure and responsible handling of personal data.
- ACCESS AND ACCURACY: Consumers have a right to access and correct personal data in usable formats, in a manner that is appropriate to the sensitivity of the data and the risk of adverse consequences to consumers if the data is inaccurate.
- FOCUSED COLLECTION: Consumers have a right to reasonable limits on the personal data that companies collect and retain.
- ACCOUNTABILITY: Consumers have a right to have personal data handled by companies with appropriate measures in place to assure they adhere to the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
The document can be found here