White House Announces Federal Privacy Council

White House OMB Director Shaun Donovan announced plans to establish a new Federal Privacy Council. The Privacy Council will develop and coordinate privacy strategies and best practices across the federal government. Director Donovan remarked, " Government has a critical role in enforcing and ensuring protections for the privacy of its citizens." Donovan also announced plans to update privacy guidance for federal agencies. Donovan highlighted the White House's efforts to protect privacy and civil liberties, including the White House Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and Big Data Review. EPIC recently urged Congress to enact the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and establish an independent privacy agency.

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