March 2011

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FPF Response to New York Times Editorial on Privacy Legislation

Letter to the Editor The New York Times 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 We agree with your editorial “A New Internet Privacy Law?” (3/19/11) that minimum standards of privacy are needed. But your reflexive call for a “Do Not Track” provision in whatever law emerges ignores important facts.  A technology solution already has […]

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U.S. Privacy Innovations Spread to the EU

The Financial Times reports that in the EU, Yahoo will provide more information on its websites that shows how the data of users is used to target advertising, by including its “Ad Choices” icon to advertisements on pages such as Yahoo Mail and Messenger.  This is the same innovative icon that is now required by […]