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"Internet of Things" is here now in today's 24/7 Big Data-driven digital marketplace, FTC told. Financial, Health, Racial/Ethnic and Youth Data Need Privacy ProtectionSubmitted by demedia on Sat, 06/01/2013 - 23:19
US Online Data Trade Groups spin digital fairy tale to USTR about US Consumer Privacy Prowess--CDD Says Privacy Out of Bounds in TTIPSubmitted by demedia on Wed, 05/29/2013 - 11:33
Today, the United States Trade Representatives convenes two days of hearings (see attached agenda) to help it formulate a negotiating policy for the forthcoming EU/U.S. trade pact--known as the Transatalantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). CDD is one of the consumer groups that has been asked to brief its Policy Staff Committee.
Targeting the Digital Latino: FTC Needs to Address how Digital Marketers are Tracking Hispanic Consumers, inc. YouthSubmitted by demedia on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 12:02
Hispanics embrace of digital technologies, such as mobile phones, and their growing economic clout is attracting intense interest from marketers. This report highlights some of the recent recent research and activities aimed at the U.S. Hispanic market.
We will be updating this report, including adding links which provide more information on the marketplace (and which raise privacy and consumer protection issues).
6/2/2013 Update: http://www.pulpomedia.com/the-ihispanic-opportunity.html; http://www.pulpomedia.com/iHispanic-media.html
In a 4-0 decision, the FTC agreed with CDD and a coalition of consumer, public health, and child advocay groups to reject calls from the online marketing lobby to delay the implementation of the new COPPA rules. The decision can be read here.
Our coalition's oppostion to the industry request played an important role in the commission's decision. It can be reviewed here.
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Law Gives The U.S. Government Carte Blanche to Access Private Data Stored in the "Cloud" or Elsewhere (ACLU/Friends of Privacy USA)Submitted by demedia on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 16:35
Second in a series from leading U.S. privacy and consumer NGOs on the failure of U.S. law and regulation to protect privacy.
A series of the failure of U.S. privacy policies to protect consumers. The first paper was written by CDD on the failure of self-regulation. The second was written by the ACLU and Friends of Privacy, USA.
CDD and U.S. PIRG Call on CFPB & other Financial Regulators to Regulate the use of Social Media in Consumer Financial ServicesSubmitted by demedia on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 18:00
Leading Consumer, Privacy, Child Advocacy & Public Health Groups Call on FTC Chair to Appoint "Pro-Consumer" and "Independent of Industry" BCP DirectorSubmitted by demedia on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 12:16
This letter was sent today to new FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez by three-dozen NGOs--including the national leaders in the consumer and privacy fields.
Statement on Appointment of Edith Ramirez at Chair of the FTC by Jeff Chester, CDD