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Topic: Privacy

FTC's Ohlhausen Favors Privacy Self-Regulation

Commissioner's DAA keynote endears her to ad community

Federal Trade Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen sees no need for Congress to pass new laws to protect consumer privacy from targeted advertising. “I do not agree with everything in the FTC’s report…

Twitter Exec to Get White House Nod as Privacy Officer

Nicole Wong will serve as senior advisor to chief technology officer

President Obama is set to name Nicole Wong, Twitter's legal director, the White House's first Internet privacy officer. In the new position, Wong will serve as a senior advisor to chief…

Do Not Track Framework Doc Stirs Controversy Ahead of W3C Meeting

Document was not a DAA proposal, W3C co-chair explains

A document distributed to members of the international group trying to come up with a Do Not Track standard is causing a lot of fuss, dividing meeting attendees even before…

Senate Judiciary Passes Update to Email Privacy Law

Requires law enforcement to obtain warrant

The Senate Judiciary Committee today unanimously passed by voice vote an update to an aging email privacy law requiring law enforcement to obtain a warrant before accessing private online content. Co-sponsored…

Rockefeller Goes On a Do Not Track Rant in Hearing

Advertisers have tough time defending self-regulation

Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) started and ended the Do Not Track hearing off with a rant, one that anyone who attended the commerce chairman’s previous seven privacy hearings knows all…

Privacy Groups to FTC: Don't Delay Coppa [Updated]

Orgs accuse IAB, Apps Alliance of stalling implementation

The Federal Trade Commission is getting quite an earful over the pending July 1 implementation date for the updates to the children's online privacy laws. On Monday, a request for…

Digital Ad Biz to Defend Self-Regulation at Do Not Track Hearing

Privacy groups complain progress is too slow

The Do Not Track privacy hearing called by Sen. Jay Rockefeller for Wednesday before the commerce committee is bound to feature some fireworks. That's because Rockefeller has shown himself to be…

New Microsoft Privacy Campaign Promotes Consumer Control

Campaign will stir debate over Do Not Track

Microsoft is once again marketing its brand as the "good guy" privacy company. The new campaign, for Microsoft's Do Not Track browser, plugs right into consumer fears that their privacy…

House Passes Controversial Cyber Security Bill for Second Time

Privacy hawks vow to fight bill as it heads to Senate

Despite a veto threat by President Obama and a vigorous campaign by privacy hawks, the House of Representatives easily passed a controversial cyber security bill that would make it easier…

Facebook Partners With State Attorneys General for Privacy Education

Sheryl Sandberg will appear in 19 PSAs

Facebook has more than once been accused of privacy missteps, but now the social network is trying to turn around that image by partnering with the National Association of Attorneys…

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