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August 12, 2009 | FPF Staff

FPF's Reply Comments to the White House Cookie Policy

The Future of Privacy Forum is providing the below suggestions to offer a roadmap for enabling the use of analysis, site optimization and tracking technologies by government agencies. Personalizing site content for users who wish to have a setting remembered, enabling long term shopping carts and capturing analytics information over time to improving site usage […]

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August 11, 2009 | FPF Staff

Study on the Business Case for Proactive Privacy Protection Ongoing in UK

The UK Information Commissioners’ Office recently announced that it has commissioned a three-month research project to support the business case for investing in proactive privacy protection. The discussion document will be available here on August 14, 2009, and there will an opportunity to provide feedback online. More details can be seen at this link. It […]

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August 10, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

FPF’s Reply Comments to the Federal Websites Cookie Policy

The Future of Privacy Forum is providing the below suggestions to offer a roadmap for enabling the use of analysis, site optimization and tracking technologies by government agencies. Personalizing site content for users who wish to have a setting remembered, enabling long term shopping carts and capturing analytics information over time to improving site usage […]

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August 10, 2009 | FPF Staff

FPF's Reply Comments to the Federal Websites Cookie Policy

The Future of Privacy Forum is providing the below suggestions to offer a roadmap for enabling the use of analysis, site optimization and tracking technologies by government agencies. Personalizing site content for users who wish to have a setting remembered, enabling long term shopping carts and capturing analytics information over time to improving site usage […]

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August 6, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

Address Consumer Concerns about Behavioral Ads or the Browser Developers May Do It For You, Real Soon.

To support our point that businesses should  worry about the consumer view of behavioral advertising as much as they worry about legislative activity, have a look at CDT’s update on the current browser privacy controls available to users.  Healthy browser competition over the last few years has made privacy an increasingly prominent feature for browser […]

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August 5, 2009 | FPF Staff

Time Will Tell…

What a difference six months makes! Six months ago, the staff of the Federal Trade Commission released a set of proposed principles to guide the development of self-regulation in online behavioral advertising, which it described as an “evolving area”. Industry groups reacted by agreeing to a set of principles focused around ensuring that all behaviorally […]

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August 3, 2009 | FPF Staff

Does Microsoft + Yahoo = A Privacy Arms Race Among Web Giants?

Does Microsoft + Yahoo = A Privacy Arms Race Among Web Giants? New York Times By Riva Richmond July 31, 2009 When Internet giants team up, civil-liberties advocates tend to worry that their consolidated power will end up hurting the privacy of average users. An agreement between Microsoft and Yahoo to work together on Web […]

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July 29, 2009 | Jules Polonetsky

Search Privacy and the Microsoft-Yahoo! Agreement

As we have followed the rumors of a Microsoft-Yahoo deal over the last few months, the area we were most concerned about was the future of Yahoo’s leading search data retention policy. We have repeatedly praised Yahoo for implementing a data retention policy that seeks to anonymize search queries after 3 months and we have […]

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