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Competitive Pressure as a Form of Industry Self-regulation

February 21, 2012 11:25 am DCherubin 0
Josh Goldman One twist on privacy self-regulation is regulation through competitive pressures.  A recent back-and-forth between Microsoft and Google has turned a spotlight on browser privacy settings and online advertising companies’ ability to work around the settings to collect data on users.…
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Google Privacy Policy

February 21, 2012 9:28 am DCherubin 0
Drew Hodel   I’m a law student in an information privacy class and when Google alerted me: “New Really Really Important Privacy Policy.  Click here,” …I clicked… but definitely not ßthere.  My lack of bargaining power told me it wasn’t worth my time. …
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Invasion of Privacy Charges in Rutgers Case

February 14, 2012 10:25 am DCherubin 0
Maud Zimmerman Invasion of Privacy Charges in Rutgers Case These articles discuss the charges that have been brought against Dharun Ravi for using a web cam to spy on his college roommate, Tyler Clementi. (1,2) Clementi committed suicide after learning that Ravi and others had witnessed him kissing a man in their dorm room over a webcam on his roommate’s computer, and that Ravi had then tried to set up and stream video of another encounter, which was publicized on his Twitter feed.…
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Privacy Group Sues to Stop Googles Privacy Changes

February 13, 2012 3:45 pm DCherubin 0
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to compel the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to enjoin Google’s planned changes to its privacy settings. On March 1, 2012, Google intends to modify its privacy settings by sharing user information between its services.…
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DHS monitoring of social media concerns civil liberties advocates

February 13, 2012 10:47 am DCherubin 0
Andrew Chiusano DHS monitoring of social media concerns civil liberties advocates Advertisers and corporations are not the only ones mining data from social media sites. The Department of Homeland Security has monitored blogs and social media networks to help, “enhance DHS’s ‘situational awareness, fusion and analysis and decision support’ to senior leaders.”…
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Privacy of Financial Data News: International Accounts, Voluntary Disclosure, and Privacy

January 31, 2012 9:26 am DCherubin 0
Caitlin Urbach Privacy of Financial Data News: International Accounts, Voluntary Disclosure, and Privacy The IRS announced on January 9, 2012 that it was instituting another voluntary disclosure program for those with foreign bank accounts. Taxpayers with foreign bank accounts with more than $10,000 in them are required to note the account on their income tax return and on a form entitled “Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts” (FBAR), and those who fail to report these accounts are subject to significant financial penalties as well as possible criminal punishment.…