Privacy Policy

Intel public policy: How Intel promotes innovation worldwide

Intel recognizes that the success of innovation depends upon individuals' trust in the technologies they use, particularly when it comes to emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous driving. Intel believes that robust privacy protection is a key component of consumer awareness and trust, as well as working with governments worldwide to engage in meaningful discussion about approaches to data privacy legislation.

The goal of Intel’s data privacy policy approach is to enrich trust in technology through the responsible access and use of data to add value to society and consumers’ lives. To accomplish this goal, Intel encourages governments to focus on harmonized approaches to privacy protection that will continue to foster information technology (Information Technology) innovation and economic growth. Intel has identified several high-level themes and recommendations to guide our policy approach when it comes to data privacy: 

  • Global Interoperability: Privacy legislation should promote innovation and the free flow of data. Privacy legislation and policy initiatives, such as free trade agreements, should not restrict the movement of data through protectionist measures.
  • Risk-Based Approach to Innovation: Privacy legislation should allow for flexibility rooted in a risk-based approach. Intel supports the passage of privacy legislation that addresses the challenges and risks raised by current and emerging technologies as innovation evolves. Legislation should promote Privacy by Design and organizational accountability to weigh privacy risks throughout the data lifecycle.
  • Harmonized Regulation: In the US, Intel supports the passage of a comprehensive federal privacy law as opposed to a patchwork of potentially conflicting state or sectoral privacy laws that could impose inconsistent guidelines that could negatively impact both consumers and technology innovation.
  • Security and Privacy: Security is essential to good privacy. As digital devices connect to the Internet, sharing data among devices and the need to store that data will grow. Robust security of networks and devices is critical. Any privacy law must recognize the need to process data for network and information security purposes.
  • Enforcement: To align consumer expectations, enforcement of data privacy legislation must be predictable and consistent.