Posts by FPF Staff

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Zittrain and Cloud Computing

Our friend Jonathan Zittrain’s piece in today’s New York Times entitled “Lost in the Cloud”, raises pertinent and important privacy and competition issues about cloud computing. His main focus is on the concerns for individuals and the ability of companies to innovate if they are subject to the guidelines of the cloud operators. The great […]

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Court: IP Addresses Are Not 'Personally Identifiable' Information

Court: IP Addresses Are Not ‘Personally Identifiable’ Information Media Post By Wendy Davis July 6, 2009 In a ruling that could fuel debate about online privacy, a federal judge in Seattle has held that IP addresses are not personal information. “In order for ‘personally identifiable information’ to be personally identifiable, it must identify a person. […]

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PFF Congressional Seminar: Regulating Online Advertising: What Will it Mean for Consumers, Culture & Journalism? – July 10, 2009

Progress & Freedom Foundation Congressional Seminar Regulating Online Advertising: What Will it Mean for Consumers, Culture & Journalism? July 10, 2009 12:00pm to 2:00pm Capitol Visitor Center Room SVC-208 1st Street and East Capitol Street, NE Washington DC, 20002 Proposals to regulate advertising and data collection on the Internet, mobile phones and other interactive television, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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FTC Cites FPF Work in Letter to Congress Regarding Behavioral Ads

Today, the Commission sent the Energy and Commerce Subcommittees holding a joint hearing examining behavioral ads a letter, noting that the FTC is closely monitoring industry efforts to step up privacy efforts.  Within the letter, they also reference the FPF research project underway.  After members gave opening statements, the hearing was interrupted by a series […]

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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 […]