Beltway Happenings
June 16, 2006--In a major policy speech at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy's 2006 National Convention Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) called for a new "Privacy Bill of Rights."  Clinton identified three basic rights:

•People have the right to know, and to correct, information which is being kept about them;

• People have the right to know what is happening to their personal information when they are cooperating with a business and to make decisions about how it is used;

• And in a democracy, people have the right and the obligation to hold their government and the private sector to the highest standards of care with the information they gather. 

She said she will introduce legislation, the Privacy Rights and Oversight for Electronic and Commercial Transactions Act of 2006 (the PROTECT Act), to ensure those rights.

Clinton with ACS executive director Lisa Brown and founder Peter Rubin prior to the speech.
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, (details)
American Constitution Society for Law and Policy

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