More Companies Need to Get on the Privacy Bandwagon

More Companies Need to Get on the Privacy Bandwagon

FPF Co-chairs Chris Wolf and Jules Polonetsky presented today at the Online Trust Alliance (OTA) Forum. Wolf moderated the panel, “View from the Hill; Legislation Landscape & Regulatory Concerns- Looking into the Crystal Ball.” The panel captured the view that while there will most likely be no privacy and data stewardship legislation this year, self-regulatory organizations certified by the FTC may play a greater role. In a separate panel on competing best business practices, Justin Brookman, Director at the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) advocated for baseline privacy legislation based on the notion that “without standards, it is really hard for companies to compete on privacy.” “There should be industry wide standards. We can’t expect any one actor to be the good guy,” Brookman said. Fran Maier, President of TRUSTe, stated that the current standard is similar to a “carrot and stick approach,” where the threat of the stick through compliance efforts has motivated positive changes in the industry. “But, there are still a lot of companies that haven’t been taking initiative,” she said.

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Sep
17
Wed
all-day IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Con... @ San Jose Convention Center
IAPP Privacy Academy and CSA Con... @ San Jose Convention Center
Sep 17 – Sep 19 all-day
This fall, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) are bringing together the IAPP Privacy Academy and the CSA Congress under one roof, giving you access to even more valuable[...]
Sep
23
Tue
Mapping Issues with the Web: An ... @ Tow Center for Digital Journalism/Columbia Journalism School
Mapping Issues with the Web: An ... @ Tow Center for Digital Journalism/Columbia Journalism School
Sep 23 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
On the occasion of Bruno Latour’s visit to Columbia University, this presentation will show participants how to operationalize his seminal Actor-Network Theory using digital data and methods in the service of social and cultural research.
Sep
26
Fri
Yale Day of Data @ Yale University
Yale Day of Data @ Yale University
Sep 26 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
This day-long event will focus on data science and partnerships across industry, academia, and government initiatives. The day will also include presentations by eight Yale faculty and researchers on issues specific to research data management,[...]
Oct
11
Sat
City by Numbers: Big Data and th... @ Pratt Institute
City by Numbers: Big Data and th... @ Pratt Institute
Oct 11 @ 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Big Data—the exponential growth and availability of information—is one of the defining phenomena of our time. It affects us all on different levels – with far-reaching social, environmental, and governmental significance. To help make sense[...]
Oct
21
Tue
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw... @ Google
Consumer Action’s 43rd Annual Aw... @ Google
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 8:00 pm
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Oct
29
Wed
Big Data and Privacy: Navigating... @ Schulze Hall
Big Data and Privacy: Navigating... @ Schulze Hall
Oct 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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