Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University released a study today titled, “Why Johnny Can’t Opt Out: A Usability Evaluation of Tools to Limit Online Behavioral Advertising.” ”All nine of the tools we tested have serious usability flaws,” said Lorrie Cranor, director of the CyLab Usable Privacy and Security Laboratory (CUPS). Read the full press release here.
Visa’s Chief Privacy Officer, Russell Schrader, writes about Visa’s approach to consumer privacy and why their customers’ privacy is one of their top concerns. Click here for the full post.
Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), a guest speaker at the Microsoft Digital Citizen event, applauded Microsoft’s efforts to quantify consumer perceptions of Internet safety, security, and privacy; while cautioning prescriptive interventions. “Congress needs to adopt the philosophy of first do no harm, but only once you have a defined harm,” said Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). “We […]
FPF’s Chris Wolf is currently participating in the International Telecommunications Union’s Telecom World in Geneva. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is part of the United Nations and handles issues in information and communications technology. Chris is on a panel discussing cybersecurity challenges and was also invited to submit his paper The Role of Government in Commercial […]
By Chris Wolf, FPF Founder and Co-Chair On October 21st, I was invited by the French Minister for Industry, Energy and the Digital Economy, Eric Besson, to participate in a seminar on the future of the Internet in Paris. The privacy session was entitled “Reconciling the Internet business model and respect for privacy” and […]
Participate in the EuroPriSe Expert Workshop held on Nov. 23-25 and acquire the skills necessary to compose a EuroPriSe Evaluation Report and qualify as a EuroPrise Privacy Expert. International privacy experts are invited to take the certification exam to receive the accreditation to become expert reviewers. EuroPriSe is a government-backed European privacy seal; an initiative of the data […]
On Tuesday October 18, FPF’s Jules Polonetsky spoke with Mitch Carr from KRLD Radio broadcasting out to Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas about online privacy and the current state of Do Not Track. Please click here to listen to the clip.
The Future of Privacy Forum Presents Personal Information: The Benefits and Risks of De-Identification On December 5, 2011, leading academics, advocates, Chief Privacy Officers, legal experts and policymakers will gather to discuss and debate the benefits and risks of de-identification and the definition of personal information. Please join us for this discussion of one of […]
FPF Co-chairs Chris Wolf and Jules Polonetsky presented today at the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Forum. Wolf moderated the panel, “View from the Hill; Legislation Landscape & Regulatory Concerns- Looking into the Crystal Ball.” The panel captured the view that while there will most likely be no privacy and data stewardship legislation this year, self-regulatory […]
Please click here to read a piece by FPF’s Christopher Wolf on the steps consumers can take to protect their online reputation.