Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
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Sign and support the Obama administration's "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights"
We write to urge you to support and sign the Obama administration’s “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,” which provides consumers protection in this new information age. With the popularity of the Internet, World Wide Web, and smart phones, privacy has never been more important. This privacy issue has become open to debate based on the recent events of certain influential companies uploading consumer’s contact lists, reading text messages, and intercepting phone calls through the companies downloaded smart phone app. Most of these application companies do not post their privacy policies for consumers to blatantly understand, which creates deception amongst us Americans. We, as consumers, will not stand for this outright invasion of privacy or be left in the dark. President Obama’s bill must be passed and written into law to protect not only our privacy, but for future generations too.
This bill would protect our privacy by allowing consumers to clearly see what they should expect from those who handle their personal information, while also setting limits on what companies can do with personal data. The most important part of this bill is that the privacy policies will have to be transparent and easily accessible to all consumers. This will allow companies to build up trust again with us consumers who feel extremely invaded by the recent spying incidents. If this bill is not passed, I can assure you that us consumers will shy away from such technologies that give access to our personal data, and that is something that this economy cannot afford to go through.
Please support and encourage other congressmen to sign the Consumer Bill of Rights. Privacy is something that every American should have the right to and as President Obama states, “From the birth of our republic, we assured ourselves protection against unlawful intrusion into our homes and our personal papers,” and this bill solidifies that.