9th District Congressman Doug Collins, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, yesterday released guiding principles for legislation he plans to draft and introduce to protect online data as the property of consumers and establish privacy protections for online users.
Commenting on the proposed legislation Collins said,
“Congress should empower people to protect their data and their privacy as their own property. Once people have that ability, it is my hope and expectation that online service providers will respond by innovating new and better means of servicing consumers that don’t threaten to over-intrude on consumers’ data privacy in the first place.”
Collins is seeking input
from other members of Congress, industry and other concerned stakeholders as he
prepares a legislative solution to today’s privacy and online data challenges.
The full press release is