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From the Consumer Federation of America
Myth #1. Free content on the Internet will disappear if advertisers can only engage in online behavioral tracking and targeting with affirmative consumer consent (opt-in).
First in a series.
With uncharacteristic brevity for a Washington official, FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps offered a one-word summation of the recent switchover from analog to digital television: “Whew!”
Testimony to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet
For the hearing on
Behavioral Advertising: Industry Practices And Consumers’ Expectations
June 18, 2009
Center for Digital Democracy
House Joint Subcommittee Hearing Examines Threats Posed by Tracking, Profiling and Targeting of Consumers
For Immediate Release: June 18, 2009
Contact: Jeff Chester (202-494-7100) Center for Digital Democracy (www.democraticmedia.org)
GN Docket No. 09-51
Ten Questions To Ask Your Cell Phone Provider—and the Online Marketers They Work With—to Protect Your Mobile Privacy
The Mobile Platform Presents New Challenges to Consumer Privacy
Complaint and Request for Inquiry and Injunctive Relief Concerning Unfair and Deceptive Mobile Marketing Practices
This complaint is also available in PDF format at the bottom of this page
13 January 2009
Complaint and Request
Letter is attached.
See attached file.
Consumer Groups Renew Call for FTC Action to Protect Consumers from Harmful Interactive Marketing Practices, including Behavioral Profiling
New Research Spurs Call for Investigation into Role of Data Targeting with Youth Sites, Social Networks, and Sub-prime Mortgages