Christopher Wolf, a top privacy attorney and co-chair of the nonprofit Future of Privacy Forum, tells me Google’s participation in Do Not Track will lend the initiative more credibility in Washington. “It should diminish the drumbeat for specific legislation addressing the online tracking issue.”
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The Future of Privacy Forum & World Privacy Forum’s briefing on the Mobile App Ecosystem will be held on September 13th at 4PM EST. This briefing is intended to further the NTIA-convened multistakeholder efforts to create a code of conduct for mobile application transparency. Details for the event can be found here.
Google places job announcement seeking data privacy engineers. Privacy expert Jules Polonetsky, director and co-chair of the think tank Future of Privacy Forum, says he expects that other companies will follow Google’s lead and hire their own “white-hat” privacy hackers in order to discover problems before independent experts like Mayer. “It’s in line with the trend in a number of areas to find problems before your critics do, and try to fix them before someone turns them into a story,” he says.
Law Professor and new FTC Senior Policy Adviser, Paul Ohm, discusses the perils of current data collection.
Jules Polonetsky discusses the Obama Administration, the EU, and industry self regulation in an interview with reporter Even Selinger.
The Future of Privacy Forum staff put together this survey of app best practices documents to contribute to the upcoming NTIA discussions: A Brief FPF Survey of Mobile Application Best Practices The August 22, 2012 multistakeholder meeting will be the second in a series of NTIA-convened discussions concerning mobile application transparency. Webcast: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/other-publication/2012/privacy-multistakeholder-meeting-webcast-8-22-2012 Moderated Conference Bridge: […]
The schedule for the next seven NTIA Multistakeholder Meetings to develop a consumer data privacy code of conduct concerning mobile application transparency was recently posted to the Federal Register (pdf). The meetings will be held in the Auditorium of the U.S. Department of Commerce, Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. Any updates to […]
Professor Peter Swire, Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, testified at last week’s Senate Homeland Security hearing on the state of federal privacy and data security laws.
April of 2000. Everybody loved “Everybody Loves Raymond.” Movie fans flocked to “U-571,” which I don’t remember at all. And Sisqo topped the charts. That month also saw enactment of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA.