Privacy

COPPA: The Past, Present & Future of Children’s Privacy & Media

July 8, 2013
| Presentations

Senior Analyst Daniel Castro joins the panel of experts that will explore the Federal Trade Commission’s recent changes to regulations issued under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which governs sites that collect personal information from children or offer social networking functionality to them.

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The ripple effects of stricter privacy rules for kids

USA Today
"The new COPPA rules are an example of regulators putting privacy ahead of innovation," says Daniel Castro. “Unfortunately, in this case, it's hard to see how children come out ahead."

 

"The new COPPA rules are an example of regulators putting privacy ahead of innovation," says Daniel Castro. “Unfortunately, in this case, it's hard to see how children come out ahead."
Issue: Privacy

US Online Child Privacy Gets Stricter

Agence France
New rules for online child privacy are misguided and could prevent websites and developers from creating new, child-friendly services.

Mobile Privacy Laws Are on the Horizon

Ecommerce Times
Potential privacy legislation could significantly impact the Internet economic model.

Privacy Zealots Say “Cookies for Me, None for Thee”

June 24, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Privacy advocates do not want to give users choice; they want to set the privacy rules for millions of users.

Mozilla Moves Ahead With Do Not Track Browser

Adweek
“This is basically Sarah Palin's 'Death Panels' but for the Internet," says Daniel Castro

In the End, NSA Might not Need to Snoop so Secretly

Christian Science Monitor
Daniel Castro argues people are most concerned about their data being diverted and collected in secret.

Privacy Should Not Come at the Expense of User Choice

California Law Would Criminalize “Revenge Porn.” Guess Which Privacy Groups Oppose It?

June 6, 2013
| Blogs & Op-eds

Some advocacy groups seem to be more interested in fighting corporations and government than in enacting meaningful privacy laws.

Surveillance Cameras: Helpful or Harmful?

May 22, 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW
Suite 610A
Washington
DC
20005

State and local governments have invested millions of dollars in surveillance video technology to improve public safety. Privacy and civil libertarian groups have criticized these technologies as ineffective and inefficient, as well as an unjust intrusion on the privacy of law-abiding citizens. Read more »