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.”
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our August expenses ($33,944 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!
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.