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Submitted by demedia on Wed, 03/05/2014 - 15:40
We are pleased that the Administration has agreed to the request made on 10 February that its current 90-day "Big Data" review include a public comment dimension. The White House announcement is attached. We expect the NGO community to provide the White House review with important information and analysis on actu
Candy Crush IPO: " We collect and store significant amounts of information about our players... PII and Non-PII"Submitted by demedia on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 17:30
The IPO SEC filings help provide a roadmap for privacy and consumer advocates, as well as regulators. Read some of the telling practices found in the new IPO filed by the creators of Candy Crush and other games. Excerpt:
"We collect and store significant amounts of information about our players—both personally identifying and non-personally identifying information...
Future of Privacy Forum's Opt-out for the Tracking of Individuals and their location Fails to Protect PrivacySubmitted by demedia on Tue, 02/18/2014 - 13:31
Companies engaged in the tracking, analyzing and targeting of consumers need to do much more than merely sign up for a very weak "Code of Conduct" on mobile location ("Smart Stores") that has been developed by the Future of Privacy Forum. The code doesn't really empower, inform and protect consumers from the incredibly invasive system being put in place by retailers, fast food companies, malls, and sporting venues, etc. A serious set of safeguards
Call for Safeguards for NSA and Commercial Spying via EU Parliament (and note what it says about U.S. data companies)Submitted by demedia on Mon, 02/17/2014 - 23:25
In the EU, where privacy, or data protection as its called--is a human right. The Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the EU Parliament issued an important draft report as part of its inquiry into the impact of the NSA and related surveillance programs. The report is attached as well. Here's a very important excerpt:
Growth of Cross-device tracking of individuals, inc. merging offline and online data, require regulatory action/Banks usingSubmitted by demedia on Sun, 02/16/2014 - 18:18
We have been sounded the alarm on the growth of tracking, profiling and targeting individuals, as companies seek to seamlessly tie all our activities together so we can be more precisely reached (with offers, ads, etc). This excerpt from a recent interview of a X+1 official in AdExchanger provides a good illustration of what's going on--and why it's time for regulatory and other federal action to protect the public. Here's a key excerpt from the interview:
Submitted by demedia on Thu, 02/13/2014 - 16:14
Rubicon Project's S-1 Illustrates Fear Industry Has with Privacy Safeguards/Time to stop calling cookie data "anonymous"Submitted by demedia on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 20:46
Today, consumer profiles are developed that include so-called First, Second and Third Party data, linking our online and offline selves.
Rubicon Project addresses COPPA with changes to its ad targeting system/But what are the "300 data" points it uses?Submitted by demedia on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 17:22
We told the FTC about Rubicon Project's approrpriate changes in its targeting system to address the more effective COPPA safeguards. In its SEC S-1 filing, Rubicon Project explains that:
Submitted by demedia on Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:52
As the Federal Trade Commission reviews databrokers, Congress tackles privacy, the White House examines Big Data, and we wait (now for almost two years) for the Obama Administration to introduce a Privacy Bill of Rights, it's important to address the contemporary realities of data gathering. Today, companies use Data Management Platforms (DMPs) to pull together all the information on a single individual (see this video to learn mor