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Are access and correction tools, opt-out buttons, and privacy dashboards the right solutions to consumer data privacy?

November 7, 2013 11:42 am akivamiller 0
The past year has seen consumers being given new tools to control the data that advertisers and data brokers collect about them. These developments might point to a new direction in consumer data privacy and are provoking live debate.   Consumer data broker access and correction In September 2013, date broker Acxiom announced the launch of a new website, Aboutthedata.com, which allows individuals to view and correct information that Acxiom collects about them, as well as opt out of inclusion in its products for advertisers. …
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Is freedom from cross-border surveillance a human right?

September 25, 2013 7:02 pm akivamiller 0
Among the revelations about NSA surveillance this summer was the news that the United States engaged in massive surveillance of foreign governments and citizens, including embassies, delegations, and politicians of its allies and trading partners, and the offices of the European Union and the United Nations.…