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WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Ranking Member of the Committee’s Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, issued the following statement on Friday upon release of the Obama Administration’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
In light of recent cyberattacks and data breaches and the exponential growth of big data, online consumers should have more control over the massive amounts of personal information collected and often widely shared by the companies with whom they interact on a daily basis. Pallone expressed specific concerns, though, that the Administration’s proposed changes would actually weaken existing privacy protections and the framework for privacy protections moving forward:
“Today (Feb. 27), the Obama Administration released its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. Unfortunately, not only does this bill fail to move consumer protection forward, it may move it backward.