April 2013

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FTC Issues Updated FAQs

The FTC has just released its updated FAQs on the new COPPA rules. We have a post about the key points about apps on our educational app developer site,  ApplicationPrivacy.org.    

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Do Not Track Hearing Takeaways

Organized by Sen. Rockefeller (D-W. Virginia), who has repeatedly pushed for a “Do Not Track” law, yesterday’s Senate Commerce Commerce Committee hearing  on Do Not Track (DNT) was billed as an opportunity for industry to provide senators with an update on how voluntary DNT standards were proceeding.  Joined by Senators Blumenthal, Heller, McCaskill, and Thune, […]

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Peter Swire's Op-Ed on Do Not Track

FPF Senior Fellow and the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Professor Peter Swire wrote an Op-Ed today for Wired on “How To Prevent the ‘Do Not Track’ Arms Race.” The article highlights the challenges of implementation and the need for a multistakeholder negotiated Do Not Track standard.  

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Techworld: Our Internet Privacy is at risk – but not dead (yet)

With this year declared, “The Year of Privacy on Steroids” companies, policy makers and professional experts alike agree that privacy is essential but the real conversation on the matter is, where is the sliver lining? Future of Privacy Forum’s own, Jules Polonetsky, shared his own professional expertise on the topic specifically when it comes to companies tracking […]