Since the White House released its consumer privacy framework—formally titled “Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy”—I have seen an almost overwhelming volume of discussion on it on the LexBlog Network. Though its most-discussed element, the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, isn’t necessarily anything new, a clear privacy framework is something Americans desperately need as we live more and more of our lives online and through technology.

To discuss the major elements of this report, the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights and what may lie ahead as far as national privacy legislation, we bring in Colin Zick, Co-Chair of the Security and Privacy Practice at Foley Hoag and author on the firm’s blog, Security, Privacy and The Law