The whole enforcement issue becomes mute if the bill of rights doesn't become more than just a declaration. As Wired put it:
"It's not clear from the White House announcement whether these principles, which call for common-sense notions like notification, choice, responsible security and data usage, will be turned into law or whether they will instead become a code of conduct that companies can voluntarily agree to follow."
It's exciting to see The White House take an aggressive step towards protecting consumer privacy, but the implementation of this bill of rights will be complicated at best. This is just a small first step towards consumer protection.
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