July 2013

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FTC Provides Limited “Safe Harbor” for Users of a “Do Not Track for Kids” Flag

The new Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule that went into effect earlier this month restricts almost all forms of tracking across child-directed sites other than for a set of limited “internal operations purposes.”  Child-directed sites are now strictly liable for any third party tracking on their sites that do not meet COPPA’s limited […]

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NTIA User Interface Mockups

“I am pleased to support the NTIA Short Form Notice Code of Conduct,” said Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director of the Future of Privacy Forum. “A ‘food label’ type approach to a privacy notice will give consumers a standardized way to get key privacy information at a glance and will help consumers better understand how apps […]

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FTC Privacy Veteran Molly Crawford Joins Future of Privacy Forum as Policy Director

Washington, DC, July 23, 2013   The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a  Washington, DC-based think tank advancing responsible data use and consumer privacy, today announced that former Federal Trade Commission staffer Molly Crawford has joined FPF as its first Policy Director.  In her new role, Ms. Crawford will be expanding and coordinating FPF’s focus on […]

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Getting COPPA Right with a New Directed at Children Signal

One of the most important provisions of the updated Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule that took effect yesterday is the extension of child privacy protection to behavioral advertising, the practice of tracking users across online sites and services to tailor advertising. The Future of Privacy Forum supported the Federal Trade Commission’s move to […]