Operator of the Path social networking application agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it deceived users by collecting personal information from their mobile device address books without their knowledge and consent. Path agreed to establish a comprehensive privacy program to obtain an independent privacy assessment every other year for the next 20 years […]
Even if website owners don’t think they need to be concerned about the amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”), the new regulations may prove otherwise. As indicated by the FTC, the final amendments are as follows: • modify the list of “personal information” that cannot be collected without parental notice and consent, […]
Following the lead of states like California, Illinois, and Maryland, New Jersey has become another state to pass legislation aimed at protecting employees from privacy concerns in the social media arena. Particularly, the New Jersey bill, recently passed by its Senate, would prohibit an employer from (1) requiring a current or prospective employee to provide […]
Author Doc Searls predicts customer data collection will become obsolete in the Intention Economy. Sequel suggests three practical tips to prepare now, offers help managing data security, and auditing content-use and privacy policies.