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 | Jun 2 2013
June 1 is the deadline for filing Comments in the FTC Internet of Things inquiry. Today's contemporary mobile device, geo-location aware, offline/online data, advanced marketing applications like facial recognition, m
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 | Mar 19 2013
This letter was sent today to new FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez by three-dozen NGOs--including the national leaders in the consumer and privacy fields.
By: Jeff Chester | Nov 1 2007
Ehavioral Advertising: Tracking, Targeting & Technology, Federal Trade Commission, November 1, 2007