Geoffrey Manne on Digital Privacy

The Shepherd of the Hills Gazette – ICLE President Geoffrey Manne was cited in The Shepherd of the Hills Gazette on digital privacy legislation.

Commentator Geoffrey Manne warned of the Obama administration’s proposed “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act.” Like many pieces of legislation with nice-sounding names (Who could be against privacy rights?), the law carried the potential to increase serious privacy threats. Though many firms don’t link real identifying info (name, credit card number) with more anonymous info (IP addresses), this bill would force firms to do just that. The rationale? So that consumers can demand to know what information has been collected and demand its deletion.