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Regardless of who wins in Tuesday’s voting, Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz is widely expected to leave his post after the election, sparking speculation over who could be in line to head the agency charged with protecting consumers and ensuring competition. “Chairman of the FTC, if you’re a privacy person or a consumer-protection person, […]
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is threatening developers that don’t start offering privacy policies with fines of $2,500 per download. FPF’s Jules Polonetsky believes that the AG would prefer that apps come into compliance rather than pay up, but that it might take some enforcement to get the attention of developers.
Developers that don’t start offering privacy policies could face fines of $2,500 per download, per California Attorney General Kamala Harris. Jules Polonetsky comments on Apple’s new iOS6 mentioning its ease of use. Recommends App Developers should get on the bandwagon in order to comply with the law.
Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2012 CyLabs paper.
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The Future of Privacy Forum Announces Privacy Papers for Policy Makers 2012 WASHINGTON – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released the 2012 Privacy Papers for Policy Makers, highlighting eight leading privacy writings that were voted by the FPF Advisory Board to be most useful for policy makers. The papers cover a wide array […]
Omer Tene, Senior Fellow at the Future of Privacy Forum, sat down with TAP to discuss the privacy risks associated with big data.
A large task in industry is to address possible privacy concerns at the start of new product development, while also enabling data to be used in innovative ways. Few people were concerned with the location information of their home WiFi routers until street map data began to be compiled. FPF and TRUSTe announced its privacy seal program with the intent to address such customer concerns:
Last week, a Middle Eastern group named Ababil hacked four major U.S. banks – Bank of America, Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Wells Fargo. Based off of this incident, we must figure out how to protect consumer energy information that is carried over the smart grid. The Future of Privacy Forum offers a way through its privacy seal program: