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April 17, 2009 | FPF Staff

European Commission and Privacy

The European Commission is organising a personal data use and protection conference to look at new challenges for privacy. Get details here: Justice and Home Affairs – Newsroom – Events.

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April 12, 2009 | FPF Staff

Who are the Fiercest Privacy Advocates?

Increasingly, leading advertisers and marketers who want to see digital marketing succeed are the leading advocates for responsible practices. See this from former Internet Advertising Bureau head Greg Stuart: “Fight to the death those who want to use/abuse the medium for short-term gain but long-term loss, even if a marketer. Attack any entity trying to […]

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April 8, 2009 | FPF Staff

FPF Welcomes New Sponsors

We are thrilled to formally welcome today several additional sponsors. AOL, eBay, Facebook, Intel, The Nielsen Company, Verizon and Yahoo have joined AT&T as supporters of the Future of Privacy Forum and will be working with us on an exciting research project. Stay tuned for more details to come very soon about this project, as […]

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March 17, 2009 | FPF Staff

White House Cookies: Proposed Practices For Government Agencies Seeking to Optimize Web sites while Ensuring Citizen Privacy

In January, the Future of Privacy Forum released a set ofprioritiesfor the new administration. Among the issues we raised was the need to update the oldOffice of Management and Budget policywhich severely limits agencies from using permanent cookies to optimize Web sites. No “my.epa.gov” or “my.whitehouse.gov” unless you log in each time, no shopping carts […]

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March 13, 2009 | FPF Staff

The Path to Transparency

Saul Hansell of the NY Times does a good job describing Google’s new behavioral advertising features. I would add one more company, WPP’s Safecount, to the list of those showing user’s their profiles. Safecount is in the research/analytics business, not directly in behavioral ad business, which is probably why Saul didn’t include them. However, the […]

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March 12, 2009 | FPF Staff

IAPP Cheers & Jeers Panel Survey Results

Recently, Chris and Jules hosted a panel discussion at the International Association of Privacy Professionals Privacy Summit 09. The panel entitled, “Cheers & Jeers: Who is Doing Privacy Right and Who Deserves Detention” featured a survey of information comprised of input from a preliminary online survey of privacy professionals. Members of the audience then voted on good and bad practices in which various organizations and corporations are currently engaging. At the end of the session Chris and Jules announced the “cheer” and “jeer” that received the most votes. You can find all of the survey results below.