[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 149 (Thursday, August 2, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 46067-46068]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-18950]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Telecommunications and Information Administration


Multistakeholder Meetings To Develop Consumer Data Privacy Code 
of Conduct Concerning Mobile Application Transparency

AGENCY: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, 
U.S. Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of open meetings.

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SUMMARY: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration 
(NTIA) will convene meetings of a privacy multistakeholder process 
concerning mobile application transparency.

DATES: The meetings will be held on August 22, 2012, and August 29, 
2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time; and on September 
19, 2012, October 10, 2012, November 7, 2012, November 30, 2012, and 
December 18, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time. Please refer 
to NTIA's Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2012/privacy-multistakeholder-process-mobile-application-transparency, for 
the most current information.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held in the Auditorium of the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Verdi, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW., Room 4725, Washington, DC 
20230; telephone (202) 482-8238; email jverdi@ntia.doc.gov. Please 
direct media inquiries to NTIA's Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-
7002.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    Background: On February 23, 2012, the White House released Consumer 
Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy 
and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy (the ``Privacy 
Blueprint'').\1\ The Privacy Blueprint directs NTIA to convene 
multistakeholder processes to develop legally enforceable codes of 
conduct that specify how the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights applies in 
specific business contexts.\2\ On June 15, 2012,

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NTIA announced that the goal of the first multistakeholder process is 
to develop a code of conduct to provide transparency in how companies 
providing applications and interactive services for mobile devices 
handle personal data.\3\ On July 12, 2012, NTIA convened the first 
meeting of the first privacy multistakeholder process.
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    \1\ The Privacy Blueprint is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/privacy-final.pdf.
    \2\ Id.
    \3\ NTIA, First Privacy Multistakeholder Meeting: July 12, 2012, 
http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2012/first-privacy-multistakeholder-meeting-july-12-2012.
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    Matters To Be Considered: The August 22, 2012, August 29, 2012, 
September 19, 2012, October 10, 2012, November 7, 2012, November 30, 
2012, and December 18, 2012, meetings are part of a series of NTIA-
convened multistakeholder discussions concerning mobile application 
transparency. The first meeting was held on July 12, 2012. Stakeholders 
will engage in an open, transparent, consensus-driven process to 
develop a code of conduct regarding mobile application transparency. In 
addition, the meetings will provide a venue for stakeholders to agree 
on the schedule, location, and format of future meetings. The August 
meetings will feature a facilitated discussion that builds on 
stakeholders' work at the July 12, 2012 meeting.
    Time and Date: NTIA will convene meetings of the privacy 
multistakeholder process on August 22, 2012, and August 29, 2012, from 
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time; and on September 19, 2012, 
October 10, 2012, November 7, 2012, November 30, 2012, and December 18, 
2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Eastern Time. The meeting times are 
subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2012/privacy-multistakeholder-process-mobile-application-transparency, for the most current 
information.
    Place: The meetings will be held in the Auditorium of the U.S. 
Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street and 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. The location of the 
September--December meetings is subject to change. Please refer to 
NTIA's Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2012/privacy-multistakeholder-process-mobile-application-transparency, for 
the most current information.
    Other Information: The meetings are open to the public and the 
press. Attendees should arrive at least one-half hour prior to the 
start of each meeting. Due to security requirements and to facilitate 
entry to the Department of Commerce building, U.S. nationals must 
present a valid, government-issued photo identification upon arrival. 
Foreign nationals must contact John Verdi at (202) 482-8238 or 
jverdi@ntia.doc.gov at least five (5) business days prior to each 
meeting in order to provide the necessary clearance information, and 
must present a valid, government-issued photo identification upon 
arrival. These meetings are physically accessible to people with 
disabilities. Requests for sign language interpretation or other 
auxiliary aids should be directed to John Verdi at (202) 482-8238 or 
jverdi@ntia.doc.gov at least seven (7) business days prior to each 
meeting. The meetings will also be webcast. There will be an 
opportunity for stakeholders viewing the webcast to participate 
remotely in the meetings through a moderated conference bridge, 
including polling functionality. Access details for the meetings are 
subject to change. Please refer to NTIA's Web site, https://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2012/privacy-multistakeholder-process-mobile-application-transparency, for the most current 
information.

    Dated: July 30, 2012.
Kathy D. Smith,
Chief Counsel, National Telecommunications and Information 
Administration.
[FR Doc. 2012-18950 Filed 8-1-12; 8:45 am]
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