Global consumers, including in the U.S., should be grateful that a joint legal action by 6 European privacy regulators against Google seeks to protect their privacy. France, United Kingdom, Italy, Netherlands, Germany and Spain are the Data Protection authorities involved.
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.
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.
Consumer, Health, Religious, Parents and Privacy Groups call on FTC to Protect Kids Privacy and Update COPPA RulesSubmitted by demedia on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:32
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 13, 2012
50+ ADVOCACY GROUPS CALL FOR UPDATES TO KIDS’ ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTIONS
EPIC & CDD ask Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to withdraw proposed changes weakening user rights and expanding data collectionSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 11/26/2012 - 22:58
Facebook engaged in a "Thanksgiving surprise" last week, announcing changes to its "Rights and Responsibilities" system of involving users in its decisions on data collection and privacy. It also announced plans designed to make additional collection of data readily available for them to use, including from so-called affiliates. Through its Facebook Exchange and
CDD and EPIC submitted this letter to the FTC today. Both groups have had a long history of monitoring Facebook's privacy and online data-related marketing practices. We have both worked to ensure that the FTC and other regulators engage in the due diligence required to ensure Facebook respects the privacy rights of its users.
U.S. Consumer, Privacy and Civil Liberties Groups support EU privacy law/Weigh in to counter US criticsSubmitted by demedia on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:08
CDD Opposes Facebook Sponsored Stories deal for class action: Proposed Class Action Settlement Fails to Protect Facebook Users from Comprehensive Marketing/Data SystemSubmitted by demedia on Thu, 07/12/2012 - 10:05
When CDD reviewed the proposed Facebook Sponsored Stories settlement it was clear it failed to address how marketing and targeting on the social network really works. It also didn't do anything to ensure that parents and teens have the control they require over the Sponsored Story process and its inter-related series of premium ad pr
Consumer, Civil Rights & Privacy Groups call on Obama Adm Privacy Stakeholder Process to Ensure Two-way ParticipationSubmitted by demedia on Mon, 07/02/2012 - 12:13
This letter was sent today to Lawrence Strickling, Ass't Sec of Commerce, as well as The White House. Despite our best efforts to encourage the Commerce Department to ensure that people across the country can meaningfully participate in the first key stakeholder meeting scheduled for 12 July, the agency has failed to embrace an effective means to do so. Over the last few weeks we did get the Commerce people to change their plans to allow some outside of the Beltway involvement--but in a very limited way. The groups previous
This letter was sent today to US and EU policymakers.