Research Update (October 15, 2010)
The online display ad market is projected to grow six percent in the next four years, according to an NPR
report, and the practice is becoming increasingly lucrative. This month the advertising industry launched a new self-regulatory program for online behavioral advertising. The program aims to ward off tighter, government-imposed privacy regulations by making the practice more transparent. It features an icon next to advertisements that track users that links to a disclosure statement and gives consumers the chance to opt out.
Greetings (October 15, 2010)
In this edition of Inside 1to1: Privacy
, we explore the concept of "the right to be forgotten." While people in the offline world have, over the millennia, figured out how to leave little or no trace, the methods that served them do not translate to the online world, says one privacy expert in this month's lead story. Scuffing out our digital footprints, it seems, will require a new kind of thinking.
Understanding the “right to be forgotten” in a digital world (October 15, 2010)
There are at least two opposing points of view when it comes to data retention, and they may well be at the core of many privacy debates across the globe. At issue is the idea of the "right to be forgotten," which has been talked about in many nations and at many levels of privacy discourse, and was illustrated one year ago when two French lawmakers introduced a bill that would give individuals that very right.
GMAC: Navigating EU approval for advanced biometrics (October 15, 2010)
If you walk into a test center in Europe to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), chances are you'll need to scan one of your palms to get in. Used by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC)--publisher of the GMAT--to combat various types of exam fraud, palm vein recognition has been proven to be one of the most accurate and least intrusive forms of biometric authentication. But without GMAC's pioneering efforts to work with EU regulators, palm-vein recognition would still be science fiction for most Europeans.