Pres. Obama Urged to Address Privacy Bill of Rights; Dozens of NGOs support call for comprehensive privacy safeguards

More than 40 groups sent a letter to President Obama today on the second anniversary of the Administration’s promise it would seek a new “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.” Although the President said in 2012 that “we can’t wait” (link is external) for such new safeguards, so far the Administration has failed to deliver proposed legislative language. Civil rights, civil liberties, consumer, privacy and child advocacy groups signed the letter, which urged the President to now fulfill its commitment to advance enforceable rights for the public. The letter is attached. The New York Times editorial board also called (link is external) on the White House to deliver “specific legislative proposals.”