June 3, 2020
Groups weigh in on landmark NIST privacy framework; open-internet advocates say companies shouldn’t make risk decisions for individuals
A group supported by some major tech and telecom companies, which describes itself as advocating for free expression and privacy, says the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s emerging privacy framework is flawed in its foundational assumption that its appropriate for companies make decisions about privacy risks on individuals’ behalf.
“Organizations (companies) should not play the role of identifying what level of risk individuals can accept,” wrote the Open Technology Institute in comments to NIST. OTI is a project...