From The Hill:
The White House announced a set of principles for protecting consumers’ privacy online Thursday and promised to work with Congress to enact them into law.
The guidelines, dubbed a “Privacy Bill of Rights,” spell out how Web companies should handle user information.
The White House declared that consumers have a right to control what data organizations collect from them and how they use it. Companies’ privacy policies should be easy to understand and companies must protect user data from hacking and leaks, the principles state.
“American consumers can’t wait any longer for clear rules of the road that ensure their personal information is safe online,” President Obama said in a statement.