“Should the current US-EU Safe Harbor Mechanism be abandoned and replaced, A-Check will continue to comply with EU data privacy requirements,” Lacambra said. “At this point,A-Check’s dedicated Compliance Department is monitoring developments in the European Parliament to ensure that A-Check makes any and all adjustments necessary to keep both our clients and A-Check compliant with International Data Security Legislation now and moving forward.”
The White House recently released a plan intended to promote trust in the digital economy and extend consumer privacy protections to commercial sectors that existing federal privacy laws do not address.
The Report calls for Congress to pass a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,” which would define seven rights for consumers utilizing the Internet:
- Individual control
- Respect for context
- Access and accuracy
- Focused collection
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) would, through its authority to prohibit unfair or deceptive acts or practices, handle enforcement.
The Report also calls for increased interoperability between the privacy framework developed in the United States and other countries.
The White House urged Congress to enact the Consumer Bill of Rights into law.
“The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies to personal data, which means any data, including aggregations of data, that is linkable to a specific individual,” said the White House.