October 2009

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Privacy's Zietgeist Moment

This second guest post from FPF Advisory Board member Professor Danielle Citron is cross-posted with Concurringopinions.com, one of the top legal blogs. Check out Concurringopinions.com for regular legal and policy from top privacy scholars, including among others FPF Advisory Board members Daniel Solove, Frank Pasquale and Danielle Citron. Privacy’s Zietgeist Moment By Danielle Citron Privacy […]

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Ensuring that We Leave Children Behind

This guest post from FPF Advisory Board member Professor Danielle Citron is cross-posted with Concurringopinions.com, one of the top legal blogs. Check out Concurringopinions.com for regular legal and policy from top privacy scholars, including among others FPF Advisory Board members Daniel Solove, Frank Pasquale and Danielle Citron. Ensuring that We Leave Children Behind October 29, […]

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Facebook announces new privacy principles for developers of apps.

Here are Facebook’s revised privacy principles for app developers.  They make some very good points,and many apps are going to have to do some work to comply – many apps dont even have a privac policy, something now required to be easily available. Keeping on top of the million developers globally is going to be […]

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FTC Commissioner Thomas Rosch Reflections on Behavioral Advertising

In his speech to the US Chamber of Commerce, FTC Commissioner Thomas Rosch provides an interesting analysis of the Commission’s legal authority in the area of online behavioral advertising.  He calls non-personal behavioral tracking a “vexing” policy issue, but suggests that there are ” some hard legal issues that need to be resolved even if […]

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Understanding Will Breed Trust…

Consumers need to understand more about what is being done online. The understanding will breed trust, and the trust will breed a more viable advertising solution. We agree with Jeff Hirsch, CEO of AudienceScience. But talk is cheap. Will industry really seek to deliver on user trust? We hope so but we also think that […]

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"We just connect"

Steve Lohr’s “Bits” column in The NY Times today gave us a chuckle. A senior official at Adchemy, a privately held online marketing company, said this about his firm’s expertise in “statistical personalization”: “We don’t hold any data. We just connect to 30 or 40 data sources,” Mr.Nukala said. Businesses today should be seeking to […]

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Brits express privacy concerns with smart meters

http://web.archive.org/web/20091108150053/http://www.smartmeters.com:80/the-news/656-brits-express-privacy-concerns-with-smart-meters.html Update from the UK:The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) expressed privacy concerns within its impact assessment, stating that there “is theoretically scope…for using the smart metering communications infrastructure to enable a variety of other services, such as monitoring of vulnerable householders by health authorities or social services.” “Information from smart meters could […]