Daily Dashboard | Aug 31, 2012
In the third installment of this series looking at monitoring programs across industries, including healthcare, IT, finance, government and telecom, Deidre Rodriguez, CIPP/US, talks with JC Cannon, CIPP/US, CIPT, about monitoring a privacy program in the IT industry. "Having comprehensive rules, training and procedures in place are not as important during an audit as being able to prove that they are working," Cannon says. Cannon provides tips for those developing monitoring programs and highlig... Read more
Despite the controversy surrounding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) Net Neutrality Order, “it is consistent with several decades of FCC efforts to regulate facilities-based transmission providers in order to protect competition,” writes William Baker, CIPP/US, who has participated in many an FCC proceeding. In this first of a two-part series for Privacy Tracker, Baker outlines the important aspects of the Net Neutrality Order and talks about the FCC’s history in regulating inform... Read more
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is poised to craft new rules that could limit broadband providers’ ability to share information about users’ web activity with advertisers, MediaPost reports. The FCC’s Wireline Competition and Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureaus will convene a workshop on the privacy rights of broadband users on April 28 in Washington, DC. The FCC said the 2015 Open Internet Order applies Section 222 of the Communications Act to broadband carriers, and has not... Read more
Harvard Berkman Fellow and Co3 CTO Bruce Schneier believes we now live in a mass surveillance society of our own making, as we've traded the data that allows us to be constantly tracked in exchange for convenience and services. But, he argues, we don't have to. In his new book, Data and Goliath, he offers suggestions for reforming surveillance-based business models and the systems of government surveillance and offers consumers ways to step outside surveillance culture. In this video of a recent... Read more
According to the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) annual compliance report released Monday, all 92 of its members “substantially complied” with the NAI’s consumer privacy code in 2014, KatyontheHill reports. The code requires ad networks to post data collection and retention practices and give consumers the option to opt out of tracking. The NAI says the minor code violations were unintentional and were “resolved quickly.” The ad network industry considers self-regulatory programs like this ... Read more
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