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Pres. Obama Urged to Address Privacy Bill of Rights; Dozens of NGOs support call for comprehensive privacy safeguardsSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 15:50
More than 40 groups sent a letter to President Obama today on the second anniversary of the Administration's promise it would seek a new "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights." Although the President said in 2012 that "we can't wait" for such new safeguards, so far the Administration has failed to deliver proposed legislative language. Civil rights, civil liberties, consumer, privacy and child advocacy groups signed t
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...
Civil Society groups ask White House inquiry on Big Data, announced as part of new NSA policies, to include public commentSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 17:42
This letter was sent today to John Holdren, the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and was signed by 25 groups. It calls on the White House to include a public comment period as part of its current 90-day "Big Data" review announced by the President during his speech on NSA reforms. It coincides as well with a meeting planned today on the issue led by John Podesta.
- Submitted by demedia on Thu, 10/17/2013 - 12:08
23 US Public Interest Groups Back European Union Data Protection Regulation
WASHINGTON – A coalition of 23 US consumer, privacy and public interest groups today wrote the European Parliament expressing strong support for the proposed European Data Protection Regulation because “we believe that the promotion of stronger privacy standards in Europe will benefit consumers around the globe.”
- Submitted by demedia on Mon, 09/30/2013 - 21:24
Groups Ask the FTC to Take a Closer Look at How Facebook’s Recent Proposed Privacy Changes Will Negatively Impact TeensSubmitted by demedia on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 15:31
- Submitted by demedia on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 15:12
Global consumers, including in the U.S., should be grateful that a joint legal action by 6 European privacy regulators against Google seeks to protect their privacy. France, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Spain are the Data Protection authorities involved.
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.
US Consumer, Privacy and Civil Liberties Group Urge Obama Adm to Consult with Civil Society and Support EU Data Protection ProposalsSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:14
This letter was sent today to top Obama Administration officials.
Consumer, Health, Religious, Parents and Privacy Groups call on FTC to Protect Kids Privacy and Update COPPA RulesSubmitted by demedia on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:32
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2012
50+ ADVOCACY GROUPS CALL FOR UPDATES TO KIDS’ ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTIONS