Posts Tagged ‘offline privacy’

Big privacy changes if proposed bill passes

May 13, 2010

If the Boucher privacy bill passes which is a big “if” at this point, it will have a huge impact on American business as not only will the bill (in its current form) require large organizations to make their privacy policies much more robust but they will have to get consent from all the people impacted by their collection of that information.¬† Even more radical, this law applies to offline collection of personal information which could impact a range of businesses with no Internet exposure.

Here is a good summary of the bills provisions in its current from and this article outlines some of the concerns that industry and consumer advocacy have about the legislation.