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Posted by John M. Simpson
Around 50 representatives of various Internet stakeholders squared off for three days in Washington DC this past week as the W3C (World Web Consortium) Tracking Protection Working Group tried to set a standard for what Do Not Track means. Progress was made, but a huge gulf still exists between the online industry's proposals and those from...
News Story
Posted by Mark Reback
Jeff Chester with the Center for Digital Democracy calls this week’s meeting of the World Wide Web Consortium’s "do-not-track" working group the “privacy showdown at the D.C. corral.” While it’s unlikely to spark a Wild West gun battle on K Street, the three-day meeting hosted in Washington by Microsoft...
Blog Post
Posted by John M. Simpson
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Online privacy got a tremendous boost this week when the European Commission proposed its new data protection rules that -- among other important safeguards -- would prove for the "right to be forgotten" online. But that's not all that's been happening since I arrived in this city that is home to the...
News Release
Posted by John M. Simpson
BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Landmark online privacy regulations proposed in Europe today that include the concept of a "right to be forgotten" could help provide U.S. consumers with tools necessary to protect their data held by Internet giants like Google, Facebook and Microsoft, if ultimately enacted, Consumer Watchdog said today. Google...