National Telecommunications and Information Administration

On March 4, 2015, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced a new multistakeholder process seeking comments on best practices concerning privacy, transparency and accountability issues related to the use of commercial and private unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones.
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On August 14, 2014, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams submitted its response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s request for public comment on big data developments and such developments impact the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.
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On December 3, 2013, Lawrence Strickling of the U.S. Department of Commerce spoke at the American European Community Association Conference in Brussels, addressing issues such as the U.S. government’s surveillance programs and the EU Commission’s recent report on the Safe Harbor framework.
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On December 3, 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced a new multistakeholder process to develop a code of conduct regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology. The first meeting will take place February 6, 2014, with additional meetings planned for the spring and summer of 2014.
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On July 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration announced the release of the Short Form Notice Code of Conduct to Promote Transparency in Mobile App Practices, which was developed through the Privacy Multistakeholder Process: Mobile Application Transparency.
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On February 1, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission issued a new report on mobile app privacy issues and announced an $800,000 settlement with a social networking service for privacy violations related to its mobile app.
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The NTIA’s July 12 meeting on the multistakeholder process to develop privacy codes of conduct is not the first attempt to develop a transparent process for the mobile environment. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership was involved in the initial development of multilayered privacy notices, which dates back almost a decade.
Continue Reading Familiar Concept of Multilayered Notices May Prove Helpful in NTIA’s Multistakeholder Process