Daily Dashboard | Aug 31, 2012
“We’ve all heard the common password advice: Choose a random password with a lot of characters, include digits and symbols, don’t use a dictionary word, don’t write it down and change it often,” writes Carnegie Mellon University Prof. Lorrie Faith Cranor, CIPT, “While some of this advice is useful, some of it is counterproductive and probably even harmful.” In this post for Privacy Tech, Cranor previews her Game Changer talk at next week’s IAPP Global Privacy Summit and shares a sneak peak of re... Read more
On Wednesday, the Digital Advertising Alliance announced an extension of its AdChoices program beyond the desktop. AppChoices, an app consumers can download (with an attendant web page), allows consumers, for example, to choose not to allow advertisers to target them based on their location on mobile devices like phones and tablets. Now, why would a company like xAd, whose very business model involves targeting consumers by location, want to participate in such a program? IAPP Publications Direc... Read more
Email is used every day to deliver information and discuss private and sensitive issues, making it fertile ground for hackers and a treasure trove of information for potential litigation. In the last year, it has become increasingly clear to businesses, consumers and governments that the related problems of digital privacy and cyber theft must be solved, and email is at the heart of this problem. To help privacy pros learn about emerging technologies that can be used to help secure email communi... Read more
Until recently, it seemed to be a concept that arose solely in the EU. However, late last year a French court, relying on the right to be forgotten, issued an injunction requiring Google to remove allegedly defamatory material linked to a Danish lawyer employed in France from its search engine worldwide. The French court's order raises a significant question of whether a U.S. court would enforce an order, John Stephens and Paul Pittman write in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor.Full Story... Read more
Thursday’s ruling by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could also have implications for online privacy. The New York Times reports that FCC’s order “includes provisions to protect consumer privacy.” According to the Los Angeles Times, the ruling could be a “game-changer” because it would require ISPs to obtain consent prior to monitoring and sharing of personal information. The Electronic Privacy Information Center’s Marc Rotenberg said, “Potentially, this could apply to every web requ... Read more
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