The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, October 22, 2012


The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, October 22, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
Government (U.S.) – FTC Recommends Best Practices for Use of Facial Recognition Technologies, FTC, Oct. 22, 2012

News (U.S.) –  The Data-Mining Industry Kicks Off a Public Relations Campaign, The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2012 

General Online Safety
News (Canada) –  Cyberbullying-linked suicides rising, study says, CBC News, Oct. 19, 2012

News (U.S.) –  The FBI’s “Cyber Surf Island” game aims to promote internet safety, Naked Security, Oct. 18, 2012

News (U.S.) –  How to use parental controls in Windows 8, CNET, Oct. 18, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) –  Larry Page Defends Google’s Privacy Policy, The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2012

News (U.S.) –  How Zappos balances privacy and targeted ads, Internet Retailer, Oct. 19, 2012

News (U.S.) – KISSmetrics Settles Supercookies Lawsuit, Media Post, Oct. 19, 2012

Mobile
News (U.S.) – Verizon draws fire for monitoring app usage, browsing habits, CNET, Oct. 16, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) –  Twitter, Reddit, and the Battle Over Freedom of Speech, Business Week, Oct. 18, 2012

News (U.S.) –  Twitter Blocks ‘Offensive’ Accounts In Germany, U.K.; Deletes Tweets In France, NPR, Oct. 19, 2012

News (U.S.) – Gawker outing of well-known Reddit ‘Troll’ Violentacrez draws attention, Forbes, Oct. 15, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
Research (U.S.) – National Comprehensive Data Protection/Privacy Laws and Bills 2012 Map, David Banisar, Oct. 19, 2012

News (India) – India to EU: Declare us a data secure country, The Times of India, Oct. 18, 2012

News (U.S.) – FTC declines to join European criticism of Google, The Washington Post, Oct. 16, 2012

 

— Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

Comments (1)

  1. Brigitte Turkmani says:

    Ich verstehe nicht was es sich mit dem Datenschutz auf sich hat.