Posts by FPF Staff
Jules Polonetsky, director of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), today made the following statement on the U.S. Department of Homeland Security appointment of Mary Ellen Callahan, as the department’s chief privacy officer: “Mary Ellen Callahan has the critical combination of privacy savvy, common sense and a strong backbone needed to help craft policy that […]
Last week the major search engines presented before the Article 29 Working Party of European data regulators. Brendon Lynch of Microsoft had this handy chart which gave an overview of how the companies handle search data. One thing I haven’t seen discussed is how companies are – or are not – handling the very tricky […]
Remember all those FaceBook Apps that would spam users or trick you into spamming your friends when you downloaded them? FaceBook cracked down on them long ago, pretty much puttting a stop to the egregious behaviors that were messing with the user experience. Of course, some application developers have sought to work around the new […]
Good news for those of us who want to see the White House leading savvy but privacy smart efforts to use social media! Bev has done some great work at USA.gov and with the Federal Web Manager’s Council and now joins the White House New Media team.
All FaceBook has a very useful set of tips for using all the key FaceBook privacy controls. Nick has really nailed the most important tips, so check it out!
It is particularly pleasing that this checklist lays out some of the leading practices of the future for behavioral advertising – ways to give users more transparency and control, and minimizing the retention of data that is not needed. From the document: Self-regulation is a process often preceded by leading companies beginning to strengthen practices […]
1. Appoint a Chief Privacy Officer to Promote Fair Information Practices in the Public and Private Sectors. We embrace the idea of government catching up to industry by creating the central role of a Chief Technology Officer, as has been announced. But we also point out the need — recognized by hundreds of privacy-sensitive companies […]