Intel Supports Kerry-McCain Privacy Legislation and Administration’s Call for Legislation

Today, Intel, along with eBay, Microsoft and HP, issued a joint statement supporting the introduction by Senator John Kerry and Senator John McCain of the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act.

Intel has long advocated for comprehensive federal privacy legislation, which we believe will promote innovation and ensure consumer trust in the use of technology. We support the Kerry-McCain bill’s overall framework, which is built upon the Fair Information Practices principles. We appreciate that this legislation is technology neutral and allows for flexibility to adapt to changes in technology. The bill also strikes the appropriate balance by providing businesses with the opportunity to enter into a robust self-regulatory program.

We are also pleased that the Department of Commerce recently testified before Congress that the Administration supports comprehensive federal privacy legislation. The Department has been a leader in the development of privacy policy. We applaud the Administration for taking this position, and we urge Congress to make the enactment of strong privacy legislation a priority.

Please read the full statement here and below:

Joint Statement on Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights-final.docx

HP, Microsoft, eBay and Intel Support Senators Kerry and McCain’s

Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights

Today, HP, Microsoft, eBay and Intel issued the following statement upon the introduction of the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights by Senator Kerry (D-MA) and Senator McCain (R-AZ).

“We are pleased that Senator Kerry and Senator McCain, both long-timeadvocates for strong consumer privacy protections, have introduced the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011. We support the bill and look forward to working with Congress as it moves forward.

We have long advocated for comprehensive federal privacy legislation, which we believe will support business growth, promote innovation and ensure consumer trust in the use of technology. The complexity of existing privacy regulations makes it difficult for many businesses to comply with the law.

We support the bill’s overall framework, which is built upon the Fair Information Practices principles. We appreciate that this legislation is technology neutral and allows for flexibility to adapt to changes in technology. The bill also strikes the appropriate balance by providing businesses with the opportunity to enter into a robust self-regulatory program.

We look forward to continuing our engagement to improve the effectiveness of the U.S. legal framework for the protection of privacy.”

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