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Network Neutrality, Protecting Privacy & placing limits on the power of the "old" &"new" media: Net Freedom

Jeff Chester on the links between the Network Neutrality and Privacy Bill of Rights issue.  Alternet.
 

Leading U.S. Consumer & Privacy Groups call on Pres. Obama to Revise Privacy Bill; Stronger Safeguards Needed

The letter (attached) was sent today to Pres. Obama. 
 
Jeff Chester, CDD's executive director, explained that the Administration's proposal--released last Friday--fails to give consumers the control over their data the President promised.  It was signed by:

CDD Asks Federal Court Make FTC Provide Information on COPPA Safe Harbors via FOIA

Last summer, we asked the FTC to provide us with information on the so-called "Safe Harbors" for the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  We told the FTC that the public needs to review how these Safe Harbor programs actually operate including how they ensure that a child's privacy is protected.  The FTC has not made the information available, claiming that if it provided it the companies under its purview would be less forthcoming to the agency.  That position is absurd and inappropriate.  When we are talking about programs that are suppo

Privacy Groups Call for Major Changes on APEC Cross-Border Data Rules; Raises Questions about work of TRUSTe

On 3 December 2014 a coalition of privacy and consumer groups sent a Joint Submission to APEC asking for significant changes to the APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules system (CBPRs). The submission is available here.

CDD Warns EU Citizens at French National Assembly on Threats to Data Protection Arising from TTIP trade deal

Last night, I participated on a panel on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) negotiations between the U.S.

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