The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, October 1, 2012


The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, October 1, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
Opinion (U.S.) –  Privacy Conscious Europe is Leading the Cloud Computing Charge, Data Governance Law, Sep. 28, 2012
News (U.S.) – Rent-to-Own Laptops Secretly Photographed Users, FTC Says, Wired, Sep. 27, 2012
Government (E.U.) – Digital Agenda: New strategy to drive productivity via cloud computing, EC, Sep. 27, 2012

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) – Taunted San Diego Teen Dropped Out but Alleged Bullying Continued Online, ABC News, Sep. 27, 2012
News (U.S.) – Advocates Blast Proposed Change to COPPA, National Journal, Sep. 25, 2012
News (U.K.) –  European security agency kicks off web safety campaign, V3, Oct. 1, 2012
News (U.S.) –  A safer web, thanks to new .XX search engine?, Fox News, Sep. 27, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) – Ad Industry, Privacy Advocates Spar Over ‘Do Not Track’, National Journal, Sep. 21, 2012
News (U.S.) – Brazil judge orders arrest of Google president, AP, Sep. 26, 2012

Mobile

News (U.S.) –  BYOD Sparks Privacy Fears Over Employer’s Ability to Peer Into Smartphones, Datamation, Sep. 28, 2012
News (U.S.) –  Netflix Brings “Just For Kids” UI To The iPad, Tech Crunch, Oct. 1, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) – Facebook trashes fake accounts, users, and likes, CNET, Sep. 26, 2012
Advocates (U.S.) – A Deep Dive into Facebook and Datalogix: What’s Actually Getting Shared, EFF, Sep. 28, 2012
News (U.K.) – Twitter CEO Defends Belief in User Privacy After Court Case, PC Pro, Sep. 24, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S.) – FTC Tightening COPPA Rule to Shield Young, The New York Times, Sep. 27, 2012
News (U.S.) – Calif. law passed to halt employer snooping on social media, CNET, Sep. 27, 2012

— Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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  1. General Online Privacy says:

    The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, October 1, 2012

    A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

    The New York Times, Sep. 27, 2012