May 10 was the deadline for Comments to USTR on what the U.S. agenda should be for the upcoming Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiation. CDD urged USTR not include issues involving digital privacy on the agenda, and to respect the need for both the US and EU to further address their own data protection frameworks.
The leading U.S.
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
CDD and U.S. PIRG Education Fund Call on CFPB & other Financial Regulators to Regulate the use of Social Media in Consumer Financial ServicesSubmitted by demedia on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:16
CDD and U.S.
US Consumer and Civil Liberties Groups Tell EU Policymakers to Enact Strongest Possible Privacy SafeguardsSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 01/21/2013 - 16:16
In the European Union, privacy is a fundamental Human Right. So it’s no surprise that leading EU officials are supporting a proposal that place citizens and consumers in better control of their information (or, as its called in the EU, ensuring “data protection”). Many in the EU understand the stakes, as today’s digital tracking and profiling technologies enable far-reaching surveillance and influence on individuals.
Nickelodeon’s Mobile SpongeBob Game Violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, Says New Complaint to FTCSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 12/17/2012 - 12:49
Center for Digital Democracy Charges that Nickelodeon’s Mobile SpongeBob Game
Violates the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
Urges Federal Trade Commission to Investigate and Bring Action Against the Leading Children’s Cable Channel
Nickelodeon and PlayFirst Don’t Play Fair,
Collecting Personal Information from Kids and Inducing In-Game Purchases
CDD Charges Mobile Game Company with Violation of COPPA, Urges FTC Action--While Kids Capture Virtual Pets, Mobbles Captures Personal Information from ChildrenSubmitted by demedia on Tue, 12/11/2012 - 12:22
Washington, DC: The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) filed a complaint today with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) calling for an investigation of and action against the Mobbles Corporation for operating the mobile application Mobbles in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Mobbles, a game involving virtual pets, is directed at children under age 13. It collects personal information from children without providing any notice to parents (nor even attempting to obtain verifiable parental consent), as required by law.
Leading Consumer, Privacy, Child Advocacy & Public Health Groups Call on FTC for Stronger Children's Privacy Safeguards Under COPPASubmitted by demedia on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:17
Continuing its work to protect the privacy of children under 13 in the "Big Data" era, a coalition of leading groups just filed Comments with the Federal Trade Commission on its proposed new rules under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Many of these groups worked to get the law passed back in 1998.