WASHINGTON – ITI president and CEO Dean Garfield released the following statement regarding the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) releasing a Request for Comments on privacy.
“Data and human ingenuity are the lifeblood of today’s most beloved, useful, and in-demand innovations, and protecting that data is critical for individuals, companies and governments alike. As times change and innovation progresses, the rule of law protecting consumers must evolve as well. We commend NTIA for taking a deliberative and thoughtful approach to advancing a national privacy framework that both protects our privacy as users and our ability to continue to be the world leaders in innovation. This is a positive step toward modernizing our laws, so they better align with user expectations and enable the technology driving our future. The issues at play have broad societal implications and so we look forward to working with all key stakeholders and providing input on how we can achieve these goals together.”