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Data Brokers Under Scrutiny

Posted in Legislation, Privacy Regulation

The Senate Commerce Committee released this morning its majority staff report, A Review of the Data Broker Industry: Collection, Use, and Sale of Consumer Data for Marketing Purposes, on the practices data brokers use to collect and sell personal information of consumers and how those practices affect the privacy of hundreds of millions of Americans. … Continue Reading

Update: Representative Cliff Stearns (R-FL) gets into the privacy legislation act

Posted in Uncategorized

Tech Daily Dose reports on the House of Representatives’ entry into the federal privacy legislation act. The Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2011 specifically would: • Require covered entities to notify consumers that their personally identifiable information as defined in the bill may be used for a purpose unrelated to the transaction. • Require entities to… Continue Reading

FTC Press Conference – Live Blogging

Posted in Uncategorized

FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz, Jessica Rich, deputy director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Edward Felten, the FTC’s incoming chief technologist, held a press conference earlier this afternoon on the Consumer Privacy Report.   Alex Howard at Gov20 was blogging the press conference live — read it here.  

FTC Highlights Need for Privacy and Security in Internet Commerce

Posted in Legislation

Written by Jillian Collins The Federal Trade Commission has weighed in as part of the Department of Commerce’s public comment process on privacy and security issues. According to the FTC’s comment, consumers trusting that their personal information will be safeguarded is essential to the success of e-commerce, and innovation is essential to ensuring privacy in… Continue Reading

Holiday Privacy Watch: Take care before you donate that cell phone

Posted in Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security

During the holiday season, many organizations are soliciting donations of old cell phones to be repurposed. This is an excellent way to “reuse, reduce, and recycle” and puts those useless (to you) items to use in a positive way, but please remember — important and private data reside in your cell phone’s internal memory, even… Continue Reading

Federal Trade Commission hosts privacy roundtable today

Posted in Online Advertising

The FTC kicks off the first in a series of “roundtable” discussions to explore privacy challenges posed by 21st technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Today’s roundtable is being held in Washington, DC, and will focus on data collection, use and retention, consumer expectations of privacy, online behavioral advertising, information brokers… Continue Reading

“Smart Grid” privacy issues to be examined by Federal Communications Commission

Posted in Legislation

Smart Grid technology enables electric utilities to use communications and computing technology to glean consumer electric usage patterns to facilitate more efficient network management. It’s been identified by the FCC as a promising way to use broadband to promote energy efficiency, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and encourage energy independence. These consumer electric usage patterns could… Continue Reading