Privacy

Unauthorized In-App Charges: Questions About Parents’ Role and the FTC’s Approach

Roll Call
Daniel Castro argues that the FTC’s lawsuit against Amazon “reflects an unfortunate trend of the FTC creating policy through punitive consent decrees.”

Wyden Probing Economic Harm Caused by NSA Surveillance

Bloomberg
Foreign customers are already choosing not to buy American IT products because of concerns over NSA surveillance.

Meet the New “De-Identification Deniers”

July 11, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Some now claim de-identification is not only difficult but absolutely impossible. This is clearly and undeniably false.

NSA's Eyes Trained Less on Terrorists than on Average Joes and Janes

TechNewsWorld
The latest revelations, says Daniel Castro, "might convince some on the fence that these programs, while useful, do not have sufficient oversight and are overreaching."

Algorithms and Automation Will Give Us More Freedom and Control

July 8, 2014
| Blogs & Op-eds

Some anti-technology advocates have bemoaned the increasing implementation of data driven algorithms and automation, arguing they reduce privacy and consumer choice. However, this thinking is misguided and ignores the tremendous benefits data innovation provides for consumers while transforming health care, public safety, community development and numerous other aspects of society.

Internet Spy Program Needs Privacy Revisions, Panel Says

Bloomberg
Foreign customers may stop buying U.S. tech products over concern that American companies cooperate with spy programs, says Daniel Castro.

Tech Takes a Hit from the NSA

The Hill
U.S. tech companies continue to feel the financial repercussions more than a year after the PRISM revelations.

The End of the Internet?

The Atlantic
“Data nationalization” could forever hamper the free flow of information across borders.

When Is Anonymous Data Really Anonymous?

InformationWeek
The government should develop best practices in the de-identification of date says Daniel Castro.
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