A standard on collection should be rooted in recognized principles on collection of personal information and add some general guideposts to inform the application of the principles in the infinitely varying contexts of today’s data-driven world.
Cameron F. Kerry is the Ann R. and Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, and is Senior Counsel at Sidley Austin. He previously served as general counsel and acting secretary of the Department of Commerce.
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