After months of deliberations, Senators John McCain and John Kerry introduced a comprehensive privacy bill entitled, the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011 (the Act). Released in a press conference held by McCain and Kerry last week, the bill establishes a baseline framework for the privacy, security and management of personal information, an issue of growing concern to all businesses and consumers.

We have provided a summary of the bill’s definitions and key provisions (which contemplates five FTC rulemakings), all of which might change once the bill is debated within the Senate. To learn more, I encourage you to read our recent client alert.