The Federal Trade Commission is taking its role as America’s privacy and data protection authority more seriously than ever.
We’re Addicted, Net Execs Like it That Way It’s tiresome when billion-dollar Internet CEOs tell us that our privacy concerns are overblown. Whether they run Google, Facebook or an online marketing company, the truth is that they obviously have a financial interest in trading my personal and search information, online contacts and purchases. They’re a… Read More
A friend raised this question recently—on Facebook no less. The question isn’t new. Whether we recognize it or not, Americans have historically asked and re-asked this question. We redefine what privacy means to us on a regular basis. You could say it’s part of our national DNA. The concept of privacy was central to our… Read More
When it comes to regulating privacy, the United States is often considered an outlier in the international community. First, we take a sector-specific approach to privacy. Other countries typically have one blanket policy that covers all aspects of life. We have numerous specific privacy regulations that cover everything from criminal law to credit histories to… Read More
As parents, we do everything in our power to protect our kids and teach them to respect themselves and others. It starts early with warnings of “Hot! Don’t touch.” Then discussions evolve to cover the more challenging topics of sex, drugs and alcohol use. My parents set a good example about what to do—and what… Read More
You’ve been lambasted by the media, academics, politicians and privacy advocates regarding privacy issues. It’s really not fair. When it comes to privacy, rather than being criticized, you should be commended, at least on a couple of levels. First, thank you for significantly contributing to the global dialogue between the public, governments and the business… Read More