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In a 4-0 decision, the FTC agreed with CDD and a coalition of consumer, public health, and child advocay groups to reject calls from the online marketing lobby to delay the implementation of the new COPPA rules. The decision can be read here.
Our coalition's oppostion to the industry request played an important role in the commission's decision. It can be reviewed here.
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Law Gives The U.S. Government Carte Blanche to Access Private Data Stored in the "Cloud" or Elsewhere (ACLU/Friends of Privacy USA)Submitted by demedia on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 16:35
Second in a series from leading U.S. privacy and consumer NGOs on the failure of U.S. law and regulation to protect privacy.
A series of the failure of U.S. privacy policies to protect consumers. The first paper was written by CDD on the failure of self-regulation. The second was written by the ACLU and Friends of Privacy, USA.
CDD and U.S. PIRG Call on CFPB & other Financial Regulators to Regulate the use of Social Media in Consumer Financial ServicesSubmitted by demedia on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 18:00
Leading Consumer, Privacy, Child Advocacy & Public Health Groups Call on FTC Chair to Appoint "Pro-Consumer" and "Independent of Industry" BCP DirectorSubmitted by demedia on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 12:16
This letter was sent today to new FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez by three-dozen NGOs--including the national leaders in the consumer and privacy fields.
Statement on Appointment of Edith Ramirez at Chair of the FTC by Jeff Chester, CDD
Yahoo Lobbies to Weaken EU Privacy Legislation/Document reveals industry scheme to preserve tracking, profiling, targeting of online usersSubmitted by demedia on Wed, 02/20/2013 - 12:20
CDD has obtained a Yahoo! lobbying document being given to EU policymakers. Yahoo! is working to undermine pending legislative proposals that would significantly strengthen the rights EU citizens have regarding the collection and use of their information. Entiled "Yahoo!
Digital marketing, including data collection, profiling, tracking and targeting, pervades the Internet experience. One of the less-discussed areas is the targeting of individuals because of their race or ethnicity. As CDD's new report discusses, multicultural groups are "In the Digital Bullseye," with online advertisers and others focused on reaching African Americans, Hispanics, Asian Americans and others. Data collected on each of us can include our financial status, health concerns, location, spending habits--and also ethnicity and race. Multic
US Consumer, Privacy and Civil Liberties Group Urge Obama Adm to Consult with Civil Society and Support EU Data Protection ProposalsSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 17:14
This letter was sent today to top Obama Administration officials.