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

By: Jeff Chester | Mar 8 2015

The Internet and our digital media are quietly becoming a pervasive and manipulative interactive surveillance system.  Leading U.S.

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

By: Jeff Chester | Mar 3 2015

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:

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White House Drone Privacy Plan relying on "stakeholders" empowers Big Data lobby, not public

By: Jeff Chester | Feb 16 2015

Yesterday's White House announcement on drones (see attached) has the Administration relying on an inadequate approach to protect consumer/individual privacy.  It relies on the very ineffective "multistakeholder" process, operated by the Commerce Department, to develop self-regulatory rules for drone related commercial data practices.  This is practically a guarantee that either no rules will ever be written--or if they are-- will favor the ubiquitous and always advancing Big Data driven collection system already in place (across our devices, applications, etc.).

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