FPF Archive

The Blog

June 25, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

Dear John Letter

John Squire Chief Strategy Officer Coremetrics Dear John: Whassup? I read on the privacychoice blog that you take privacy seriously.  That is good to hear.  There is another Jon who like you takes privacy seriously.  He is at the FTC.   I think he might say that if you are helping your clients sell clickstream […]

The Blog

June 22, 2009 | FPF Staff

Behavioral Advertisers Need to Change Their Behavior

Behavioral Advertisers Need to Change Their Behavior Roll Call By Jules Polonetsky June 22, 2009 On Thursday, two House Energy and Commerce subcommittees held a joint hearing to discuss something called “behavioral advertising,” the tracking of users’ Web site visits and searches in order to deliver tailored online advertisements. Almost a decade ago to the […]

The Blog

June 22, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

FTC Considering New Privacy Paradigms

A few articles covering remarks by new FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection Director Dave Vladeck have described some of the latest thinking at the Commission.  Here is a synopsis from the law firm of Perkins Coie. –Over the past ten years the agency has followed two approaches. Neither has worked well. The first was notice […]

The Blog

June 19, 2009 | FPF Staff

Privacy Update From France – June 24, 2009

Please join us for a Privacy Update from France Featuring Florence Raynal Head of International & European Affairs, Albine Vincent Legal Expert, Inspection Department, Commission Nationale de L’informatique et des Libertés Cocktails, Brie, and Brief Remarks Wednesday, June 24, 2009 5:30pm Future of Privacy Forum’s New Offices 919 18th Street NW Suite 925 Washington, DC […]

The Blog

June 18, 2009 | FPF Staff

FPF Launches Leading Practices Gallery

Today, two House Energy and Commerce Subcommittees are holding a joint hearing to discuss behavioral advertising. Clearly, Congressional leaders continue to have concerns about the technologies used to track users Web activity and are dissatisfied with current practices. The FTC has repeatedly expressed its dissatisfaction with the status quo. And significant numbers of consumers themselves […]