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Parents Against Allowing Children Under Age 13 to Join Facebook according to new research via Yale USubmitted by demedia on Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:54
The Rudd Center at Yale University has released a report on a survey asking parents about whether children 13 and under should be allowed on Facebook. Nearly 3/4 of all parents say children should not have their own Facebook profiles. The report is available here. It also showed that "more than two-thirds of the parents surveyed said it would not be okay for fast food, soft drink and other snack companies to market to children on Facebook or for any adver
- Submitted by demedia on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 12:48
Today's New York Times has a front-page story on cross-patform tracking of users, inc.
- Submitted by demedia on Sat, 09/21/2013 - 12:56
- Submitted by demedia on Fri, 09/20/2013 - 12:24
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.
Consumer & Privacy Coalition Ask FTC to Force Facebook to Comply with Consent Decree/Roll Back Proposed Changes that Threaten User Privacy, inc for TeensSubmitted by demedia on Thu, 09/05/2013 - 11:09
The coalition's letter is attached. Facebook is violating the terms and spirit of its 2011 Consent Decree with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
New Report on Mobile Apps Raise Privacy and Consumer Protection Concerns: Read about real-time App tracking & targetingSubmitted by demedia on Thu, 08/29/2013 - 15:48
This new report reveals mobile app industry business practices that affect every user. It examines how some apps spy on users in real-time, how their gaming experience can changed so they will spend more on virtual good and products, and the use of Big Data to target consumers. If you use apps, and also care about privacy and consumer protection, take a look.
U.S./EU Trade Deal Should Keep Privacy and E-Commerce Off-the-Table Until Public Learns about impact of NSA Data Gathering and Role of Online CompaniesSubmitted by demedia on Wed, 07/10/2013 - 12:08
The United State Trade Representative (USTR) holds hearings today for stakeholders to address issues related to the EU/US negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
CDD has been invited to testify. Here's a summary:
"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 - 11:32
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.