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US bishops welcome Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights

Catholic World News - February 29, 2012

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has welcomed the Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights, a voluntary set of Obama administration guidelines intended to influence future legislation.

“We support all of the privacy rights enumerated by this proposal--individual control; transparency; respect for context; security; access and accuracy; focused collection; and accountability,” said Bishop John Wester of Salt Lake City, chair of USCCB Committee on Communications. “it is essential that Americans know they are not exposing private information when they go online.”

“We are also pleased to see that online advertisers will respect ‘Do Not Track’ settings in web browsers,” added Helen Osman, the USCCB's secretary of communications. “This is another positive step for consumer privacy.”

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  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - Feb. 29, 2012 7:09 PM ET USA

    It is appalling that this bishop would give church approval to anything the Obama administration frames as privacy and rights.

  • Posted by: unum - Feb. 29, 2012 6:03 PM ET USA

    Why do our bishops persist in playing politics instead of serving the faithful. After all of their "success" in advocating for a government run health care system, you would think they'd learn that those who lie down with dogs get up with fleas.

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