Movement toward a U.S. privacy framework is gaining steam this week as lobbying efforts in Washington ramp up ahead of a White House document on its approach to consumer privacy and a highly anticipated Congressional hearing Wednesday in which privacy professionals from several major tech companies will testify. An "unpublished Notice" by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, an arm of the Department of Commerce, has appeared on the Federal Register and includes a PDF requesting public comment on a federal approach to consumer privacy. Additionally, Google and the Interactive Advertising Bureau have each offered up their approaches to a federal privacy framework. Consumer advocacy organizations, however, have been vocal about their lack of representation in Wednesday's hearings. Jedidiah Bracy, CIPP, has the details in this report for The Privacy Advisor, including comments from the Center for Democracy & Technology's Joe Jerome, CIPP/US.
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