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Blog Post
12/28/2012
Posted by Carmen Balber
Did you see Jamie's blog? He's right, we've had an amazing 2012. We couldn't have done any of it without your support, and your tax-deductible contribution now will help us reach our year-end goal to cover next year's expenses. Your tips prompted our letter to the EPA that resulted in the first-ever recall of multiple car...
News Release
4/2/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on the U.S. Department of Commerce to offer legislation to implement the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights proposed by the Administration. In comments filed with the Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the nonpartisan, nonprofit public...
News Story
3/27/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Trade Commission continued to step up pressure on businesses that collect consumer data on Monday, issuing a long-awaited final report on online privacy that lays out new standards and calls on Congress to push through legislation. Predictably, free-market observers said the regulators were overstepping their bounds - and privacy...
News Story
3/27/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The Federal Trade Commission just released a kind of online privacy mission statement in the form of a 112-page document that calls on companies to pledge support for consumer privacy-bolstering policies. Employing the vernacular of the soft-skills industry, the FTC calls its recommendations “best practices” and says they’re...
News Story
3/27/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The US’ Federal Trade Commission is putting pressure on both Congress and tech companies to take actions to protect user privacy and give them more information on how their personal data is collected and used. In its final report, released 26 March, the FTC takes aim at vendors whose mobile devices, apps and services collect the personal...
News Story
3/27/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
The government’s chief consumer protection agency said on Monday that it intended to take direct aim at the vast industry that has grown up around the buying and selling of information about American consumers. The agency, the Federal Trade Commission, called on Congress to enact legislation regulating so-called data brokers, which...
News Story
3/27/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
In a broad report issued Monday, the FTC echoed President Obama's call, issued a month ago, for a new law that would serve as a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, establishing a basic set of online privacy principles. The agency also called specifically for a new law that would let consumers access, and dispute, personal and financial data...
News Story
2/24/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
Amid swirling discussion on how tech companies handle privacy issues, Google on Thursday became the latest Internet giant to support adding a do-not-track button to its Web browser. No time frame was set for changing the Chrome browser to include a do-not-track feature, which would prevent companies from using information gleaned from a user...
News Release
2/23/2012
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The Obama Administration's blueprint to protect online privacy with a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" unveiled today could provide meaningful protections, Consumer Watchdog said, but warned that the test of its effectiveness will come as the implementation unfolds. The nonprofit, nonpartisan public...
News Story
2/23/2012
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Wednesday outlined a set of online privacy principles that officials said would help consumers control the use of their personal data gleaned from Internet searches. The framework for a new privacy code moves electronic commerce closer to a one-click, one-touch process by which users can tell...