Amid concerns about user privacy in Europe and beyond, Facebook on Wednesday announced sweeping changes to its European data collection, including notifications on a controversial facial recognition feature. Along with having to notify European users three times about its opt-out facial recognition feature, Facebook will disclose “all personal data held (about users) on request,” says […]
Today, the Future of Privacy Forum and the Center for Democracy & Technology publicly released a beta version of their “Best Practices for Mobile Applications Developers.” We have been working on this guidance over the past year in consultation with stakeholders from industry and civil society, both in the United States and abroad. We hope […]
The Future of Privacy Forum has released a study on the most popular apps. FPF tested privacy policies for the top paid and free apps and found that free apps that are paid for by targeted advertising are twice as likely to have privacy policies. To see the press release and the full study, please […]
Tech-savvy shoppers have more tools than ever before. Jules Polonetsky discussed the benefits and best practices of using mobile technology on “The Paul W. Smith Show” on News/Talk 760 WJR in Detroit. Listen here for the interview.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Information Technology Innovation Foundation (ITIF) unveiled a new paper titled, “Benefits and Limitations of Self-Regulation for Online Behavioral Advertising” at a Microsoft event on self-regulation in the online behavioral advertising (OBA) environment. In the paper, author and ITIF senior analyst Daniel Castro explains, “[S]elf-regulation benefits the economy by creating a more […]
As the year closes, we are soliciting nominations for the 2011 Future of Privacy Forum Gallery of Leading Practices. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions for companies that are leading the industry towards better privacy practices. Please highlight for us the specific practice you are applauding and provide an url or screenshot that will allow us to review the information firsthand.
When it comes to the holidays, there’s an app for that! Jules Polonetsky discussed holiday cyber trends with “Spectrum” host Tom Grooms on Mix 107.3 FM in Washington, DC. Listen here for the interview.