The use of flash cookies and its impact on privacy has been getting a lot more publicity recently. Earlier this month, Michael Kassner had a good piece on TechRepublic. Now Darren Chin has an interesting take on Eosensa. We have our view on the privacy implications of flash cookies – as well as what pretty […]
Posts by FPF Staff
Grid Week 2009 comes to Washington, DC this week and this year’s gathering features some of America’s top policymakers: Secretary of Energy Steven Chu, Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and Aneesh Chopra, the Obama Administration’s CTO. In the coming years, these officials and their departments will make critical decisions about the future of smart grid […]
FPF is delighted to welcome several new members to our Advisory Board Paul Ohm, associate professor at the University of Colorado Law School. Prof. Ohm is an expert in information privacy, computer crime law, intellectual property, and criminal procedure. To access his most recent paper, “Broken Promises of Privacy: Responding to the Surprising Failure of […]
Back in August, the new head of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission, David C. Vladeck, sent a strong message that the Commission continued to be troubled by the state of consumer privacy in the U.S. and the current enforcement model. At that time, Vladeck said, “The frameworks that we’ve been […]
How We’re Losing Our Privacy Online Christian Science Monitor By Gregory Lamb August 31, 2009 Gail Heyman didn’t go on Facebook often. In March Mrs. Heyman, who lives in the Atlanta area, opened an account just to keep up with a few friends. She found herself rarely checking the social-networking site, letting days or even […]
Facebook Agrees with Canada on Privacy Controls Associated Press By Charmaine Noronha August 27, 2009 Facebook agreed Thursday to give users more control over the information they share with outside applications like games and quizzes in response to concerns raised by Canadian privacy officials. Currently, people who wish to use such software have to agree […]
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, home of the infamous 2007 TJX data security breach, is the first state to require detailed regulation over how personal data is secured. As an incubator of a new kind of law, it has found that getting the regs right is no easy task. The regs have been revised once already, […]
Jules is scheduled to participate in the 31st Annual International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Madrid, Spain at the Palacio de Congresos (Congress Palace). Click here for more information regarding this event.
Jules will be participating in the Association of Corporate Counsel 2009 Annual Meeting. October 18-21, 2009 Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02215 Click here for more information regarding this event.
Chris is scheduled to participate on a panel at the TARGUSinfo “Online Lead Quality Summit” entitled, “2010 Privacy Debate: Who and What Will Drive Resolution?” September 24, 2009 2:25pm- 3:15pm Panelists: Alan Chapell, President, Chapell & Associates Chris Pirrone, General Counsel, Connexus Matt Wise, CEO, Q Interactive Mike Zaneis, VP of Public Policy, IAB