By Tanzina Vega, NYT, August 14, 2011
For many Internet users, online privacy policies are long and difficult to read. Transfer those same policies to a mobile device, where users can find themselves clicking through multiple screens often with tiny type, and the policies can become almost useless to the average consumer.Yet those same policies govern how much user data is collected through mobile applications and how that data is shared with advertisers and other third parties. And with growing concern over data collection, including proposed legislation to more closely protect consumers, one company is trying to make privacy policies that are both easy for consumers to read and easy for mobile application developers to create. …
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Recommendations for a Comprehensive Privacy Protection Framework | Center for Democracy & Technology
Recommendations for a Comprehensive Privacy Protection Framework
A Briefing On Public Policy Issues Affecting Civil Liberties from The Center For Democracy and Technology, February 4, 2011.
1) Baseline Privacy Legislation Needed
2) Safe Harbor Coregulatory Approach to Consumer Privacy Legislation
3) Rulemaking Authority for the Federal Trade Commission
4) Contours for Baseline Privacy Legislation
5) Innovation Needed for “Do Not Track,” But Not Complete Solution
The Commerce Department‘s Internet Policy Taskforce released a “Green Paper” outlining a proposal for a new privacy framework and asked the public to comment on the substance of the paper. CDT believes the paper is an important first toward establishing a long overdue comprehensive privacy protection framework in the United States. This Policy Post outlines the recommendations CDT submitted in response to the paper.
This Policy Post is online: http://cdt.org/policy/recommendations-comprehensive-privacy-protection-framework
Full text of the article via Recommendations for a Comprehensive Privacy Protection Framework | Center for Democracy & Technology.
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