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Enhancing Usability for Online Privacy Controls

Today, Google announced new features that provide users with additional customized options and controls over personal data, as well as easy-to-follow instructions and notifications that explain users’ choices in simple terms. The new features make privacy controls quicker to find and easier to understand and operate.

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Cross-Device: Understanding the State of State Management

On Friday, October 16, the Future of Privacy Forum filed comments with the FTC in advance of the FTC’s Cross Device Workshop on Nov. 16, 2015. Jules Polonetsky and Stacey Gray have prepared a report, Cross-Device: Understanding the State of State Management, based on revisions to FPF’s comments filed with the FTC on October 16th, that aims to describe […]

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NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission Proposal Raises Privacy Concerns for Apps

On Monday, the Future of Privacy Forum joined with the Bill of Rights Defense Committee/Defending Dissent Foundation, Center for Democracy & Technology, The Constitution Project, and Electronic Frontier Foundation to write the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) about its proposed rules regarding For-Hire Vehicle dispatch apps. We were especially concerned with the requirement that […]

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MMA Releases Final Apps Privacy Policy Framework

Today the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) released the final version of its Application Privacy Policy Framework. The document provides guidance for mobile app developers and was created with feedback from key industry players. Access the document here. The guidelines include: 1) guidance on privacy principles as well as sample language, 2) methods of informing users about how their data […]