The Consumer Privacy Bill Of Rights

1600 Words Feb 27th, 2015 7 Pages
Abstract Identity theft is at an all time high in America. In fact, in 2012 alone victims throughout America suffered approximately $24.7 billion in both direct and in-direct losses (DiGangi, 2013). That amount of loss nearly doubled what was accumulated in other types of theft such as burglary, property theft, and auto theft. These cases of identity theft and data breaches have became so common today that most do not even pay close attention when a new case is mentioned. However, the effort to eliminate the threat before it occurs is ever important when dealing with a phantom like enemy. Thus, the demand for an establishment and improvement of security is also at an all-time high with consumers. These same citizens bear the right and deserve the peace of mind of having personal identifiable information handled appropriately. Corporations owe them this piece of mind through maintaining appropriate safeguards, preventing unauthorized user access, misuse, destruction, and even improper disclosure of the personal information. The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights can provide citizens with such peace of mind. Through the multiple categories of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights both the data holder and the consumer must oblige to specific obligations to ensure that the bill is successful upon its implementation. However not all who are involved are content with the implementation of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights in fear of possible limitations that can be placed on the…
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