We are glad to see reports of Facebook cracking down on ad networks improperly using user data, as well as deceptive come-ons. We believe that many of the of the problems of the online advertising system have been due to publishers and advertising leaving privacy and ad quality issues entirely to their ad network partners. […]
Posts by Jules Polonetsky
Looks like Digg is doing something quite interesting – respecting its users in deciding how to display ads.
This is a very good move by Facebook because it resolves an issue we have always been concerned about — people who join, make their profile available only to friends and believe it is private. But then they join the Washington or other region network and dont realize that millions of people can now see […]
I understand the idea behind marketers identifying users who have a lot of friends or are very active online and considering them “influencers”. I “get” the marketing value of enhancing a users profile with information from a range of their online public activity. Providing transparency to users and control over this type of data collection […]
It is very heartening to see the important new office of the Cyber Security Coordinator include a dedicated privacy official.
Increasingly, it is the leading members of the business community who are raising the most serious questions about online data use. Is it credible to claim that a user should feel anonymous when their offline data is pulled in to be used for online targeting? Read what a leading online marketer has to say.
I have long admired Andrew as one of the most thoughful thinkers at the intersection of business, technology and policy. Good luck to him as he joins the Obama administration as deputy chief technology officer.
The following is a guest post from one of our summer legal fellows, Noam Kutler of GWU School of Law. As many of you reading this blog are aware, FPF focuses a good deal of attention on the issue of online behavioral advertising and the need for greater consumer control and transparency.The FTC has issued […]
On Monday, June 1st Christopher Wolf and I will be presenting tutorials at Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2009. Christopher will be giving a presentation about Data Mining and I will be discussing profiling from online data. After that I will be rushing over to the Center for American Progress for the release of 3 key […]
IPC – Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario | Dr. Cavoukian reappointed as Information and Privacy Commissioner for an unprecedented third term: Blazes the trail with new priorities.