Rockefeller Supports Administration's Online Privacy Proposal

February 23, 2012

Chairman RockefellerWASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV made the following statement in support of the White House online privacy proposals announced today and reiterated his commitment to making sure consumers’ personal information is protected:

“A consumer privacy bill of rights is a critical public policy proposal.  I have long advocated for consumer privacy protections and will continue to push for legislation because I believe consumer privacy is a right, not a luxury.  Furthermore, I welcome the news by industry that participating companies will be taking steps to honor a user’s do-not-track request.  I will closely monitor implementation of the new industry effort to make sure that consumer expectations are, in fact, being met.  Above all else, it is absolutely crucial that, as we move forward in an evolving online and mobile world, consumer choice is protected and preserved.  I will work to do just that.”