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ARL Files Comments in NTIA Request for Comment on Consumer Privacy

Last Updated on May 19, 2020, 9:58 am ET

On Friday, November 9, ARL filed comments responding to National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) request for comment on “Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy.”

In the submitted comments, ARL recognizes that strong privacy protections for users is necessary, but also that overly-prescriptive requirements can cause difficulties in compliance. The comments point to several elements that are critical for meaningful privacy protection, including ensuring transparency and consent, while other areas may be nuanced and policymakers must consider unintended consequences of particular regulations.  For example, the right to deletion raises complex issues and requires a nuanced approach to avoid unnecessary alterations to the cultural and historical record.  The comments also note that effective remedies and enforcement mechanisms are needed to make regulations meaningful.

All filed comments are available on the NTIA site.