Greetings! (May 2, 2009)
Breaches. Extortion. Surveillance. There are plenty of stories, on a daily basis, about what is going wrong in the data privacy realm. Stories about positive developments are harder to come by. Yet there are many, many companies striving to do the right thing when it comes to personal data. Larry Dobrow stumbled across one such company while researching geo-location services last month. As he found out, Loopt's "privacy by design" method for building privacy into...
Putting Privacy First (May 1, 2009)
The COO of social network Loopt, which allows mobile phone users to view friends’ locations, says that in designing privacy and security into the product, his company will never have to choose between business growth and strong privacy protections.
Going Deep on Deep Packet Inspection (May 1, 2009)
This article presents one essay from a series released by the privacy commissioner of Canada exploring deep packet inspection (DPI) technologies thatexamine consumers online activities in order to tailor advertisements to their unique tastes. Author Danielle Citron says that although Internet service providers emphasize the market efficiencies that DPI provides, they have not adequately addressed the privacy concerns that it raises.