WPF Press Release
Contact: Pam Dixon, +1 760-712-4281
World Privacy Forum: Put the Consumer First and Focus on What is Important
July 11, 2012 San Diego, California -- Today the World
Privacy Forum published a comment essay by executive director Pam Dixon
urging all privacy stakeholders to focus on the consumer during the Commerce
Multistakeholder privacy process, set to get underway tomorrow. "We
must put the consumer first and focus on what is important," said
The US Department of Commerce has chosen mobile app privacy as the first
topic for which to create consumer privacy principles. "In mobile
application privacy, that will mean assigning responsibility for privacy
throughout the mobile hierarchy, from mobile wireless carriers to publishers
to app portals to developers," said Dixon.
The World Privacy Forum is interested in a positive dialogue that moves
consumer privacy forward. From the essay: "There will be many points
of disagreement among stakeholders, but perhaps, just perhaps, we can
find this one point of agreement of putting the consumer first, and then
moving millimeter by millimeter from there."
The essay is available at http://www.worldprivacyforum.org.
The World Privacy Forum will be attending and participating in the July
12 Mulitstakeholder process.