September 17, 2014

FTC Issues Final Commission Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy

Direct to Full Text Report (112 pages; PDF) From an FTC Announcement/Summary: The Federal Trade Commission, the nation’s chief privacy policy and enforcement agency, issued a final report setting forth best practices for businesses to protect the privacy of American consumers and give them greater control over the collection and use of their personal data. […]

Privacy: Social Media: U.S. Congress Members Want FTC To Investigate Facebook Tracking

Markey, Barton to FTC: Investigate Facebook Tracking After recently published findings that Facebook had been gathering information about the websites its users visited even after users logged out of Facebook, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas) today urged the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the company’s practices in this area. Facebook […]

"ARL Suggests Privacy Oversight for Google Books"

In a post on the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Policy Notes blog, ARL’s Brandon Butler points out that on Tuesday the association filed comments with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) that suggest the it, “require strong protection for reader privacy in the Google Books service.” Butler also points out that anyone file comments with […]