December 2012

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A Critical Time for the EU Data Protection Regulation

Editorial By Christopher Wolf  A Critical Time for the EU Data Protection Regulation Policymakers around the world are re-examining the legal framework that regulates the collection, use, sharing, and storing of personal information – proposing more robust protections afforded to such information, and increasing the legal obligations of business. The new approaches are in response […]

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Key Elements of a Code of Conduct for Mobile Apps Transparency

Guest blog post from Mary J. Culnan, Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum In February 2012, the White House issued a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights.  In the report, the White House proposed legislation based on the privacy principles in the report and called on NTIA to convene stakeholders to develop enforceable codes of […]

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Gigya Launches SocialPrivacy™ Certification in Collaboration with FPF

New Survey Data Indicates Consumer Confusion Over Businesses’ Use of Social Data Gigya, the leading provider of social infrastructure for business today announced the launch of SocialPrivacy™ Certification. The new certification will enable businesses to verify that they follow approved social network guidelines and industry best practices for managing consumer social data. Businesses can become […]

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Useful Reading on EU Privacy!

Check out this thoughtful blog post from FPF Advisory Board Member David Hoffman, Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer at Intel Corporation, titled, “Boat Repairs in Brussels.”  

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FTC’s Second Kid’s App Report: Disclosures Not Making the Grade

The Federal Trade Commission has just released of their second report reviewing the practices of apps targeted to kids. “Apps are often free, which is great for kids and easy on their parents wallet.” FPF Co-Chair and Director, Jules Polonetsky said, ” but when free means in return for data, app developers must understand the legal obligations that come […]

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It’s Not How Much Data You Have, But How You Use It

On Thursday, December 6, 2012, the FTC is hosting a panel to “explore the practices and privacy implications of comprehensive collection of data about consumers’ online activities.” Initially envisioned to grapple with the question of ISPs using data about consumers for advertising, the topic for discussion has since broadened to include a range of business […]

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FCC Ruling Allows “One-Time Opt-Out Confirmation Messages” to Continue

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a declaratory ruling confirming “that sending a one-time text message confirming a consumer’s request that no further messages be sent does not violate the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) or Commission rules.” The FCC ruling comes in response to a petition filed earlier this year by SoundBite […]