White House Forms Internet Privacy PanelNew Group to Address Policy Principles
The new subcommittee to the National Science and Technology Council will work toward "fostering consensus in legislative, regulatory and international Internet policy realms," according to an announcement from the Office of Science and Technology Policy.
The panel was created "as part of the Obama Administration's commitment to promoting the vast economic opportunity of the Internet and protecting individual privacy," according to the announcement.
Privacy Panel MembersThe new panel will include representatives from more than 18 departments, agencies and federal offices, including the Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Homeland Security. Co-chairs are Cameron Kerry, general counsel in the Department of Commerce, and Christopher Schroeder, assistant attorney general in the Department of Justice.
"The subcommittee will work closely with private stakeholders to identify Internet policy principles that promote innovation and economic expansion while also protecting the rule of law and individual privacy," according to the announcement.