By: Jeff Chester | Sep 5 2012
By: Jeff Chester | Aug 1 2012
CDD statement on today's FTC COPPA proposal.
By: Jeff Chester | Jul 13 2012
By: Jeff Chester | Jul 12 2012
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 product
By: Jeff Chester | Jul 2 2012
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 previously submitted a
By: Jeff Chester | Jun 18 2012
Today, CDD, Consumers Union and a coalition of leading child advocacy, health, consumer and privacy groups sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The letter discusses the safeguards required to ensure Facebook `does no harm' to young people if it decides to open its platform to children (in order to comply with COPPA, etc).
By: Jeff Chester | Apr 2 2012
Today we filed Comments on the Obama Administration's privacy plan via the Dep't of Commerce proceeding. Highlights below.
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 26 2012
FTC Makes Advances Protecting the Privacy of Americans in Big Data Era, with Call for Congress to Rein-in Data Brokers
But major concerns loom as report leaves consumers vulnerable to widespread data collection and tracking. Battles ahead as consumer group presses for action
Statement of Jeff Chester, Executive Director, Center for Digital Democracy
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 19 2012
This letter was sent today to US and EU policymakers.
By: Jeff Chester | Feb 29 2012
This letter from the US/EU consumer group organization Trans Atlantic Consumer Dialogue, which formally advises both the EU and US, calls on Google to suspend its planned privacy changes.