On October 24, 2010, as part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to promoting use of the Internet while protecting individual privacy, the White House’s National Science and Technology Council announced the launching of a new Subcommittee on Privacy and Internet Policy. The Subcommittee will develop principles and strategic directions with the goal of fostering consensus in legislative, regulatory, and international Internet policy realms. The Subcommittee will focus on core principles including facilitating transparency, promoting cooperation, empowering individuals to make informed and intelligent choices, strengthening multi-stakeholder governance models, and building trust in online environments.