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Blog Post
6/11/2012
By John M. Simpson
Fifty years ago then President Kennedy spelled out what he considered four basic consumer rights.  Over the years four more were added. Now FTC Commissioner Julie Brill says its time to include another: Privacy. She made her case speaking to the Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), which I attended last week in Washington, DC. On the...
Blog Post
4/14/2012
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...