The Week in Privacy & Online Safety, April 30, 2012


The Week in Privacy & Online Safety, April 30, 2012
A weekly global roundup of news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (U.K.) –  What happens to our digital property after we die?, The Economist, Apr. 21, 2012
News (U.K.) –  Big Data age puts privacy in question as information becomes currency, The Guardian, Apr. 22, 2012 

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) –  How Should Schools and Parents Be Involved in Kids’ Online Lives?, PBS, Apr. 25, 2012
News (U.K.) – Could teenagers be stopped from looking at porn?, BBC News, Apr. 26, 2012
News (U.S.) –  Victims of cyberbullying fight back in lawsuits, Associated Press, Apr. 27, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) –  Mountains of Data Makes Ads Smarter, but Government May Come Calling, Advertising Age, Apr. 23, 2012 

Mobile
Advocates (U.S.) –  Mobile Payments Can Expose More Consumer Data and Weaken Privacy Laws, CDT, Apr. 23, 2012
News (U.S.) –  California to Develop Mobile Privacy Guidelines, IDG News, Apr. 25, 2012
News (U.S.) –  If You Have a Smart Phone, Anyone Can Now Track Your Every Move, MIT Technology Review, Apr. 20, 2012
News (U.K.) –  MP calls for ‘sexting’ clampdown by mobile phone firms, Manchester Evening News, Apr. 24, 2012 

Social Networks
News (U.S.) –  Track Your Facebook Abuse, Bullying, Spam Reports New Support Dashboard, Tech Crunch, Apr. 26, 2012
News (Australia) – Six Months Jail For Posting Nude Photos of Ex Online, The Sydney Morning Herald, Apr. 22, 2012
News (U.S.) –  Social Media Privacy: A Contradiction In Terms?, Forbes, Apr. 24, 2012
News (U.S.) –  On Facebook, Your Privacy Is Your Friends’ Privacy, The Atlantic, Apr. 26, 2012 

Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S.) – Richard Blumenthal, Mary Bono Mack spar on privacy, The Politico, Apr. 26, 2012
News (U.S.) – The War over CISPA, The Politico, Apr. 25, 2012
News (Mexico) –  Mexican “Geolocalization Law” draws ire of privacy activists, Ars Technica, Apr. 25, 2012 

— Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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