Companies have openly asked for federal legislation that creates a consistent standard and prevents inconsistency across state lines. However, it's been clear that our elected officials lack the technical knowleldge required to determine what needs to be done. This has resulted in laws that lack proper scope and definition. It has also led companies to complain about their “inability to live up to the spirit of the law.” Neither of these outcomes is beneficial to consumers.
A Data Promise is a legal commitment to what any given company will not do with data. If the promise(s) created by the company is (are) broken, the company will be held liable.
The purpose of the Data Promise is to put legislation in place that forces companies to cooperatively participate in the creation of law that is well-defined, actionable, and enforceable.
Details of Prohibited Use Policies
Enforcement of Prohibited Use Policy