Intel Pushes for Comprehensive Federal Privacy Law; Launches Online Consultation Portal for Draft Collaboration
As legislators and policy advocates make a stronger push for a comprehensive federal privacy law that would protect millions of consumers in the United States, Intel submitted a draft as well amidst a growing number of consumer privacy proposals that could set the nation’s privacy standards.
The tech company released an initial draft of a federal privacy bill that aims to protect the privacy of consumers while also protecting innovation. The bill, titled “Innovative and Ethical Data Use Act of 2018”, outlines twelve sections from general applicability provisions to a proposed effective date. The draft bill also includes what kind of enforcement authority the Federal Trade Commission and Attorney-General would have under the Act, and guidelines for data privacy practices as well as for reviewing third-party actions.
Intel has been able to recruit top data privacy professionals to provide input on the bill, a number of whom come from consumer privacy organizations like the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the Future of Privacy Forum, and other firms who specialize in privacy issues. A section of the online portal created for collaboration allows privacy professionals to coordinate and communicate their input on the draft bill, while another allows the public to share their feedback on the proposed legislation.
By mid-November, Intel will collect all insights gathered and is bound to release a second draft expected to be released by the end of the year.