By: Jeff Chester | Aug 13 2013
Center for Digital Democracy Adds Legal Director Focusing on Youth Privacy and Digital Marketing Issues
CDD Begins Industry Review to ensure new COPPA Rules are Enforced
By: Jeff Chester | Jul 10 2013
The United State Trade Representative (USTR) holds hearings today for stakeholders to address issues related to the EU/US negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).
CDD has been invited to testify. Here's a summary:
By: Jeff Chester | Jun 26 2013
The new FTC rules designed to better protect children's privacy kick-in on July 1, 2013. CDD and colleagues led a four-year campaign to help create these safeguards. The new rules better protect kids from stealth online tracking, the collection of their geo-location information by apps and mobile devices, data gathered by social media, etc. Here's a guide for parents to help them understand how to make COPPA work for them.
By: Jeff Chester | May 29 2013
Today, the United States Trade Representatives convenes two days of hearings (see attached agenda) to help it formulate a negotiating policy for the forthcoming EU/U.S. trade pact--known as the Transatalantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). CDD is one of the consumer groups that has been asked to brief its Policy Staff Committee.
By: Jeff Chester | May 28 2013
Hispanics embrace of digital technologies, such as mobile phones, and their growing economic clout is attracting intense interest from marketers. This report highlights some of the recent recent research and activities aimed at the U.S. Hispanic market.
We will be updating this report, including adding links which provide more information on the marketplace (and which raise privacy and consumer protection issues).
By: Jeff Chester | May 3 2013
This EU-commissioned report--"Assessment of Young people's exposure to alcohol marketing in audiovisual and online media" analyzes the role of Facebook and other social media. It was written by Rand Europe (and CDD is cited, among many others).
By: Jeff Chester | Apr 23 2013
The leading U.S.
By: Jeff Chester | Apr 10 2013
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.
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 26 2013