September 2011

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Privacy legal fights should focus on intrusion, not hurt feelings

Please see FPF Advisory Board member Neil M. Richards in “Privacy legal fights should focus on intrusion, not hurt feelings”, an article from Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom by Jessica Martin. Richards discusses how American privacy law was created in the 19th and 20th centuries and is an inadequate guide for 21st century privacy […]

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Privacy Legislation Low on Legislators' List of Priorities

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) participated in the State of the Net West conference on Tuesday of this week where she said prospects were bleak for any privacy legislation to make it through Congress this year. Even though online privacy tops Eshoo’s list of technological priorities, she believes it lands differently on Congress’ list. With debates […]

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GSMA Research Shows Mobile Users Rank Privacy an Important Concern

An extensive GSMA study of over 4,000 mobile phone users in Singapore, Spain, and the UK reveals that most users are concerned about sharing personal information when using mobile applications and Internet. Privacy concerns were shown to hinder user interaction with such apps and services, but research also illustrates the significant value users place this […]

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MMA & FPF Talk Mobile Privacy Fundamentals

Future of Privacy Forum Co-chairs Jules Polonetsky and Chris Wolf presented today along with other industry leaders at the Mobile Marketing Association Webinar: Privacy Fundamentals for Mobile–What You Need to Know To Successfully Navigate the Landscape. Chris Wolf discussed the risks associated with poor mobile privacy practices such as the WSJ’s “What They Know” series […]

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Sept. 22, 2011 – The Online Trust Alliance Announces "Why Your Browser Matters" in Support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Market Watch

Gaithersburg, MD – September 22, 2011 – NIST Cybersecurity Education Workshop – The Online Trust Alliance (OTA) today announced “Why Your Browser Matters,” a framework for websites to create “teachable moments” for site visitors, raising awareness of the security, privacy, and performance risks of using outdated browsers.  According to comScore data and OTA research, over 40% of users worldwide […]

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What Issue Should Be First?

The Department of Commerce may seek to advance multi-stakeholder processes to create enforceable privacy codes of conduct. What topics should the first privacy codes of conduct resulting from the Commerce multi-stakeholder process address? Please take our survey titled “Department of Commerce and Privacy Codes of Conduct”. Your feedback is important! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LCX8T8

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Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2011

Future of Privacy Forum is pleased to share the second annual “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers,” showcasing leading analytical thinking about current and emerging privacy issues.