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August 25, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

New York Times on Government Use of Cookies:

Kudos to the New York Times for addressing the government’s use of cookies in an editorial in this morning’s paper . As the piece indicates, currently there is no ban in place which prevents a federal agency from using tracking devices, such as cookies. Unfortunately, it is an all or nothing policy, which allows agencies […]

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August 18, 2009 | FPF Staff

Massachusetts Tweaks Its Data Security Regs

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, […]

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August 18, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

Web Analysis, Behavioral Targeting and Advertising: Individual Visitors Tracking v/s Aggregate Data

http://webanalysis.blogspot.com/2009/08/individual-visitors-tracking-vs.html In our comments on the federal government’s request for input on the use of cookies, we made the point that for the purpose of Web site analytics use of data in the aggregate was quite sufficient. This discussion and debate between analytics industry experts from Google and Comscore provides some insight on the issues […]

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August 17, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

See how you are being seen

Steve Smith’s description of the DailyMe service puts it perfectly. “Transparency alone is not the right answer to the quandary over privacy and targeting. The users must not only feel in control but be able to see a real benefit from the technology”.

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August 13, 2009 | FPF Staff

TARGUSinfo "Online Lead Quality Summit"

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

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August 13, 2009 | FPF Staff

California Healthcare Institute Meeting

Chris will deliver a luncheon address to the California Healthcare Institute on “Behavioral Adversiting, Disclosure, and the Life Sciences Sector” on September 22, 2009 from noon to 1:30pm in Newport, California.

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August 13, 2009 | FPF Staff

IAPP Privacy Academy

Chris will be moderating a panel at the IAPP Privacy Academy, “Into the Breach: Dealing with the Aftermath of a Data Breach” in Boston, MA. September 18, 2009 11:00am – 12:00pm

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August 13, 2009 | FPF Staff

FOSI:"Wednesdays with Winston"

“Brown Bag” lunchtime program where we will learn what’s happening with online safety at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and what these developments may mean for your business. Attendees will hear from a panel of industry experts on updates from COPPA, behavioral advertising and other issues affecting online safety and privacy followed by an interactive […]

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August 13, 2009 | FPF Staff

Gallery of Leading Practices

In order to encourage companies to further develop innovative means of communicating with their users about data use and behavioral advertising, The Future of Privacy Forum highlights the following companies for taking the lead in providing transparency and control to their customers. If you are aware of other companies that deserve a “cheer”, please let […]

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