“Any time they make a change, people react, especially if there is a commercial element,” says Jules Polonetsky, director of Future of Privacy Forum, an industry-funded think tank. “But … these are things you’re actively sharing with friends.”
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The icon is the result of a collaborative effort between WPP and the Future of Privacy Forum (“FPF”) based on consumer research and testing. FPF, a think tank focused on advancing responsible data practices, worked with leading academics and coalition member companies to conduct consumer research to ensure the creative symbol and language successfully delivered on the […]
“There’s no doubt legislators will hold hearings and introduce bills. The question is whether they see leading practices as the ones they want to enshrine,” said Jules Polonetsky, director of the Future of Privacy Forum. “Legislators aren’t going to drop the notion of legislating. On both sides of the aisle, there is a desire to […]
Tip to Chris Soghoian for flagging the screenshot of the Do Not track consumer preference in the browser settings. Check it out here.
Future of Privacy Forum comments on Firefox’s plans to implement a Do Not track feature in Firefox 4: “Firefox is advancing the “Do Not Track” concept by providing a simpler and more effective way to opt-out of behavioral ads, but in a way that is likely to allow most ad networks to continue to deliver […]
Jules and Chris submitted the following letter to the editor to The New York Times: To the Editor: In “10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Technology” (Personal Tech column, Dec. 30), you highlight some great free consumer tools and online services. But consumers should know that many “free” online services actually do come […]
Check out Jules’ on-camera interview and print story on how e-mail scams are targeting the jobless: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=130193&catid=37(Link expired)
Chris provides a great summary of the Commerce Department Privacy report over here at the Hogan privacy blog.
Jules Polonetsky, the co-chairman and director of the Future of Privacy Forum, said users would most likely decide to use lists published by Web sites they trusted instead of creating their own, adding that most people would likely ignore the option all together. “The average user is not going to have a list of 500 […]
Jules Polonetsky, former chief privacy officer for AOL Inc. and online ad network DoubleClick, which is now owned by Google Inc., said that while most consumers probably won’t use the new Internet Explorer features, they will likely appeal to people who are concerned about online privacy.