The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, December 9, 2012


The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, December 9, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) – You’d Need 76 Work Days to Read All Your Privacy Policies Each Year, Time, Dec. 4, 2012 

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) –  Washington Drops Defense of Online ‘Adult Services’ Law, Wired, Dec. 7, 2012
News (U.S.) –  Square Enix Pulls Ad for ‘Hitman’ After Cyberbullying Complaints, Wired, Dec. 2012
News (U.S.) –  Google Reportedly Working On Parental Controls For Chrome, Tech Crunch, Dec. 6, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) – Advocates on FTC Panel: Free market doesn’t work for online privacy, IDG, Dec. 6, 2012
News (U.S.) – Which Websites Are Sharing Your Personal Details?, The Wall Street Journal, Dec. 7, 2012

Mobile
News (U.S.) – Delta sued in first action under California online privacy law, Reuters, Dec. 6, 2012
News (U.S.) –  Kindle FreeTime Unlimited: a kid-friendly subscription service, Tech Hive, Dec. 4, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) –  Judge gives initial OK to revised Facebook privacy settlement, Reuters, Dec. 4, 2012
News (Germany) – Facebook sued over App Center data sharing in Germany, TechWorld, Dec. 6, 2012
News (U.S.) – Facebook opens polls, users vote against privacy-policy changes, Los Angeles Times, Dec. 4, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S.) –  FTC Settles Complaint with Epic Marketing, Over ‘History Sniffing,’ Salon, Dec. 5, 2012
Government E.U.) –  The right to be forgotten – between expectations and practice, ENISA, Dec., 2012

 — Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

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