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December 1, 2010  9:45 PM

FTC endorses ‘Do Not Track’ option to enhance online consumer privacy

Posted by: Ben Cole
consumer privacy, Do not track, FTC

Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz says that while a lot of people in Washington, D.C., spend a great deal of time considering the spending deficit, the FTC has instead focused on the "privacy deficit" facing American consumers. To help with this lack of privacy, especially online,...

January 28, 2010  8:59 PM

FTC roundtable examines cloud computing security, social media privacy

Posted by: GuyPardon
#FTCprivacy, Cloud computing, cloud computing privacy, cloud computing security, compliance, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, FTC compliance, online privacy

Technology can both enhance the lives of consumers and create significant privacy issues, said David Vladeck, head of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Speaking from the FTC’s second roundtable on online privacy at the University of California, Berkeley,...

December 8, 2009  12:39 PM

Yahoo adds online privacy tool ahead of expected FTC compliance rules

Posted by: GuyPardon
Advertising, behavioral marketing, behavioral targeting, compliance, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Google, Internet marketing, Internet privacy, IT compliance, Jon Leibowitz, Microsoft, online privacy, Security, Yahoo, Yahoo and Microsoft

FTC compliance now means new rules for social media marketing. By next year, FTC compliance could also mean ensuring that online advertising doesn’t violate tougher consumer privacy...

August 20, 2009  6:09 PM

Amended Massachusetts data protection act focuses on risk management

Posted by: SarahCortes
201 CMR 17.00, compiance, consumer protection, data protection, Federal Trade Commission, FTC, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Information security, IT compliance, Massachusetts’ Data Privacy Law, privacy, regulation, risk management, Security

As Alexander Howard reported earlier today, the Massachusetts data protection law has been amended. The revised data privacy regulations -- 201 CMR 17.00, “Standards for the Protection of Personal...

August 17, 2009  9:22 PM

201 CMR 17 FAQ: Updates to Massachusetts data protection law

Posted by: GuyPardon
201CMR17, compliance, data protection, encryption, FTC, Information privacy, Information security, Personally identifiable information, privacy, Security

Earlier today, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) issued an update to 201.CMR.17, the

June 26, 2009  2:14 PM

National data privacy law coming; Big Brother, already here

Posted by: Linda Tucci
CIO, compliance, data privacy, European Union, FTC, HR 2221

Momentum seems to be growing for a federal electronic data privacy law that would pre-empt the 44 state data breach notification laws already on the books and is more in line with European data...

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May 11, 2009  3:35 PM

Understanding the risk of penalties for violating data privacy laws

Posted by: SarahCortes
compliance, data privacy, Electronic Communications Privacy Act, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, FTC, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, laws, privacy, regulations, regulatory compliance, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, United States Department of Health and Human Services, USA Patriot Act

The "Massachusetts Data Privacy Law? We call it 'the toothless wonder,'" laughed one smug senior technology executive from a prominent high-tech firm at a MIT industry gathering April 30 in Cambridge, Mass. But not everyone is laughing. In April 2008,

May 6, 2009  4:32 PM

Red Flags Rule delay reveals troubling pattern developing

Posted by: Scot Petersen
data leakage, data protection, FTC, MA data protection law, PCI, Red Flag Rule

May 1 passed without the raising of the Red Flags: The Federal Trade Commission announced a delay in the enforcement of the Red Flags Rule, which requires companies to come up with programs to detect and...


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