By: Jeff Chester | Oct 29 2014
U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) respectfully submit these additional comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). A set of regulatory and other safeguards is urgently required to ensure that contemporary “Big Data”-driven financial services are used in an equitable, transparent, and responsible manner. All Americans, especially those who confront daily challenges to their economic security, should be assured that their lives will be enhanced—not undermined—by the new digital-data financial services marketplace.
By: Jeff Chester | May 12 2014
Online Lead Generation: What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself from Companies in the Business of Secretly Selling You to Predatory Payday and Other Short-term Loan Companies
Private For-Profit Colleges and Online Lead Generation
By: Jeff Chester | May 2 2014
Below are some of the groups who online marketers have turned an eye on for some of their more sophisticated and problematic digital marketing practices.
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 27 2014
Groups File Report with the White House “Big Data” Review Proceeding
By: Jeff Chester | Mar 1 2014
Dramatic changes are transforming the U.S. financial marketplace. Far-reaching capabilities of “Big-Data” processing that gather, analyze, predict, and make instantaneous decisions about an individual; technological innovation spurring new and competitive financial products; the rapid adoption of the mobile phone as the principal online device; and advances in e-commerce and marketing that change the way we shop and buy, are creating a new landscape that holds both potential promise and risks for economically vulnerable Americans.
By: Jeff Chester | Feb 12 2012
Here's the abstract.