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News Story
3/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Three years after it first proposed such a move the White House has introduced a draft Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights (CPBR) that would give consumers clearer and more guarantees on how personal data is protected by organisations – regardless of the sector those organisations operate in. The draft bill seems to be taking heat from all sides...
News Story
3/2/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Privacy advocates don't like it, and tech companies don't either The good news: late last Friday, the White House released a proposed draft of something it calls a “Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights,” which theoretically would give Americans some protection or control regarding the data which various companies and businesses...
News Release
2/27/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The proposed Privacy Bill of Rights Act released by the White House today fails to adequately protect consumer privacy and allows industry to dominate making the rules that would govern corporate behavior, Consumer Watchdog said. “The bill envisions a process where industry will dominate in developing codes of...
News Story
2/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Obama administration released a draft of new data privacy legislation on Friday, renewing a debate over how to regulate companies that collect consumer data from sensors, apps and web clicks. The draft of a so-called Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights called on companies to explain their privacy and security practices in “concise and easily...
News Story
2/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
The Obama administration is releasing a draft of legislation that would make it easier for consumers to see or remove the personal data that companies keep. Today, the White House announced that it was releasing a draft based on the principles of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, which was first released in 2012. Consumer privacy is one of...
News Story
2/27/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
This afternoon, the White House unveiled a discussion draft of its long-awaited privacy “bill of rights,” which aims to give consumers more control over data that is collected about them. Consumer advocates have urged the Obama administration to propose legislation since at least 2012, when the White House issued a report endorsing the...
News Story
12/5/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Since a Court of Justice ruling in May, Europeans have had the right to ask Internet search engines like Google to remove links from their name to information that is inadequate, irrelevant, no longer relevant or excessive. Popularly, this has been dubbed the “right to be forgotten.” It’s an important way to protect privacy in...
News Story
11/28/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Mark Daiss’ smartphone is more knowledgeable than the average device. It memorizes the Yahoo employee’s habits and where he lives and works. It can guess his next move and help him find the way to his next meeting. When he plugs in his headphones, it knows he wants to listen to music. At any moment, his phone will suggest what he...
News Story
11/11/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Roughly 10 years to the day after the release of Firefox 1.0, Mozilla on Monday announced an updated version of its open source browser complete with a new Forget button aimed at protecting users' privacy. "Forget gives you an easy way to tell Firefox to clear out some of your recent activity," explained Firefox Vice President...
News Release
10/12/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google, which is now forced to honor the “Right To Be Forgotten” in Europe as the result of a high court decision, should voluntarily offer the same privacy protection to users in the United States after Google’s own analysis shows the right is being successfully implemented, Consumer Watchdog said today...