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  • US to begin talks on drone privacy standards

    A U.S. government agency will start its third attempt to develop voluntary privacy standards for an emerging area of technology, this time with a series of meetings on drone privacy scheduled to begin Aug. 3.

    Written by Grant Gross14 July 15 06:27
  • Privacy groups to quit US talks on facial recognition standards

    Nine privacy groups plan to withdraw from U.S. government-hosted negotiations to develop voluntary facial-recognition privacy standards because the groups feel the process won't lead to adequate privacy protections.

    Written by Grant Gross16 June 15 14:03
  • Complaint alleges YouTube Kids pushes advertising content

    The six-week-old YouTube Kids service is a "hyper-commercialized" environment that intermixes advertising and other programming in a way that deceives its target audience, a coalition of privacy and children's advocacy groups said in a complaint to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

    Written by Grant Gross07 April 15 14:01
  • White House privacy proposal aims to give consumers control over data

    U.S. businesses that collect personal data would be required to describe their privacy and security practices and give consumers control over their personal information under a proposed privacy bill of rights released Friday by President Barack Obama's administration.

    Written by Grant Gross28 Feb. 15 09:22
  • Privacy groups want investigation of big data acquisitions

    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission should launch an investigation into the growing consolidation of big data analytics firms and digital marketing companies, a coalition of four privacy groups said Friday.

    Written by Grant Gross07 Feb. 15 07:22