Department of Commerce Proposes “Dynamic Policy Framework” for Privacy; Requests Comments


On December 16, 2010, the Department of Commerce released a Green Paper on privacy, entitled Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework.

The Green Paper marks the culmination of the Department’s year-long review of privacy issues – involving consultations with commercial, civil society, governmental and academic stakeholders, the receipt of comments on privacy and innovation, and a public symposium – and it provides an initial set of recommendations to help further the discussion around a commercial data privacy framework.

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