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Report Examines Both the Promise and the Potential Dangers of the New Financial Marketplace: Leading Reform Groups Call for New Regulations to Protect Consumers from Unfair and Discriminatory “Big Data” Practices, inc. E-ScoresSubmitted by demedia on Thu, 03/27/2014 - 14:01
Groups File Report with the White House “Big Data” Review Proceeding
USPIRG and CDD Report on Promoting Financial Inclusion and Consumer Protection in the “Big Data” Financial EraSubmitted by demedia on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 20:30
A report written by Ed Mierzwinski of USPIRG and Jeff Chester of CDD.
EU Data Regulation Proposes Important Safeguards for Profiling, inc, on Race/Ethnicity, Religion, Politics, etcSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 10/21/2013 - 23:51
In the new proposed Regulation passed earlier today by the LIBRE committee of the EU Parliament: "Profiling that has the effect of discriminating against individuals on the basis of race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orie
- Submitted by demedia on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 12:39
Digital marketers have long used "online behavioral targeting" to stealthily track a consumer who is seeking an airplane ticket or some other travel-related purchase. It's just one of the categories that illustrate what the U.S.-led digital advertising industry has perfected--a variety of commercial surveillance tools. Consumers who travel are now also subject to the automated process of selling their data profile to the highest bidder, so they can be targeted regardless of where they are online (jncluding when they use mobile devices). Here's an excerpt
FTC to address "Native Ads"-Safeguards required for youth, finance, health. Agency needs to review growth of branded contentSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 09/16/2013 - 18:23
Today, the FTC announced it will hold a workshop on so-called native ads" in December. It's important the commission is doing so, but it needs to view the issue from a broad perspective, reflecting the changes that have transformed marketing and advertising in the digital era.
- Submitted by demedia on Wed, 09/04/2013 - 14:06
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
- Submitted by demedia on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 13:31
As part of the comprehensive system of commercial surveillance tracking us 24/7 wherever we go and do, more companies are integrating offline and purchasing data with online information. But when the largest commercial database of individuals around the world marries its user data with the ton of consumer records held by Acxiom, Epsilon, Bluekai and
- Submitted by demedia on Mon, 02/18/2013 - 13:11
Digital marketing, including data collection, profiling, tracking and targeting, pervades the Internet experience. One of the less-discussed areas is the targeting of individuals because of their race or ethnicity. As CDD's new report discusses, multicultural groups are "In the Digital Bullseye," with online advertisers and others focused on reaching African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and others. Data collected on each of us can include our financial status, health concerns, location, spending habits--and also ethnicity and race. Multic
FTC Action on Data Brokers. It's time to uncover stealth surveillance practices tracking, analyzing, scoring and targeting consumersSubmitted by demedia on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 16:17
The dramatic growth of the data broker industry, fueled by information on consumers culled from the Internet, social media, mobile phones, and in-store shopping, has created a multitude of all seeing eyes spying on Americans everyday. A digital gold mine of infinite details is harvested about each of us--what we buy, who are friends are, how much we earn, our ethnicity, health concerns, location, etc. For the most part, these records are off limits to consumers, who can't really discover what they say about us--including the likely errors they may contain.