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BT: Privacy Peril Or Key To Web Prosperity?

BT: Privacy Peril or Key To Web Prosperity? Media Post By Mark Walsh February 27, 2009 If behavioral targeting is the key to providing Web users with advertising that’s better tailored to their particular needs and interests–instead of banner ads that they ignore–then what’s the harm to consumers? That was a central question tackled by […]

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Online Privacy Decisions Confront Obama

Washington Post By Kim Hart January 13, 2009 Page D04 President-elect Barack Obama is about to face his first tests on consumer privacy, with questions about how much personal information Internet companies should be able to collect about consumers, how long they should keep that data, and whether they should use it to serve ads […]

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Online Shoppers Carry Web Retailers' Baggage

Online Shoppers Carry Web Retailers’ Baggage San Francisco Chronicle By Deborah Gage November 28, 2008 Online shoppers bring to the hunt a lot of baggage from retailers. People who shop online share lots of information about themselves, even when they’re not buying anything, said Jules Polonetsky, the former chief privacy officer at AOL who now […]

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BBC: New privacy group to shape policy

New Privacy Group to Shape Policy BBC News By Maggie Shiels November 17, 2009 Lawmakers have held several hearings examining online privacy protection. Privacy experts have banded together to influence policy in the new Obama administration and set best practices for the industry. The newly formed Future of Privacy Forum aims to present a privacy […]

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SF Chronicle: Group hopes to shape nation's privacy policy

Group Hopes to Shape Nation’s Privacy Policy San Francisco Chronicle By Deborah Gage November 16, 2008 AT&T is funding a group run by some of the nation’s top privacy experts that aims to influence policy in the Obama administration and develop best practices on privacy for businesses. Called Future of Privacy, the organization will be […]