Posts by FPF Staff

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Invest in privacy professionals to reclaim trust

By Trevor Hughes, executive director, International Association of Privacy Professionals The enormous international focus on privacy is growing more urgent in the face of business and government pressure to get the economy moving again and restore trust in our most basic institutions. To help rebuild trust and bolster bottom lines in a down market, it […]

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Persistent Opt-Out Cookies

Future of Privacy Forum Applauds Yahoo for Enhancing Consumer Control of Cookies FPF Co-Chairman and Director Jules Polonetsky today issued the following statement in reaction to Yahoo’s announcement that it would refresh the opt-out preferences of users across different computers and browsers, and re-set a new opt-out cookie if a user inadvertently deleted their opt-out […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Applauds DHS Appointment of New Chief Privacy Officer

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 […]

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After search, ad-serving logfiles.

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 […]

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No More Spammy FaceBook Apps

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 […]

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White House New Media Team Grows

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.