1999, and worked closely wih he Deparmen o Commerce, he FC, andoher agencies unil early 2001. Under Presiden George W. Bush, he CommerceDeparmen adminisered he Sae Harbor program, bu did no play as visible apolicy role on privacy.Under Presiden Obama, Secreary Gary Locke creaed he Inerne Policy ask Force , which has published he green paper ha is he subjec o hese commens,eniled “Commercial Daa Privacy and Innovaion in he Inerne Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework.” Te green paper saes:
For reasons se orh below, I generally suppor his recommendaion, bu wihgreaer emphasis on cerain uncions he oce can play, especially as an ongoingsource o insiuional experise on privacy and in order o aciliae he iner-agency clearance o privacy-relaed issues.
A complementary role for a privacy office in Commerce: Theimportance of clearance and international privacy issues
o assess he poenial useulness o he PPO, i helps o rs undersand someimporan roles played by he Federal rade Commission in privacy proecion:
Te FC has he power o bring enorcemen acions agains“unair and decepive rade pracices,” and has negoiaed consen decrees onprivacy wih boh large and small companies.