Comments on: Privacy and the Terminator http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/03/17/privacy-and-the-terminator/ Tech the way we see it: insights and musings on technology PR, policy and the District, from H&K’s D.C. Tech Team. Sat, 19 Feb 2011 05:49:03 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Leigh Nakanishi http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/2010/03/17/privacy-and-the-terminator/comment-page-1/#comment-248 Leigh Nakanishi Fri, 19 Mar 2010 00:29:48 +0000 http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/techandthedistrict/?p=372#comment-248 Interesting post, Duncan. This story was timed with the final of a series of FTC Roundtables on privacy. I had the pleasure of attending the last one at UC Berkeley. I think the fundamental question is if people are aware of the information that’s being collected about them online (both what they are sharing themselves and what is collected by online companies) and how it’s being used. It's less about the government coming in and protecting us from ourselves and more about using the existing rules established by the FTC to ensure that companies are providing people with enough notice and controls. Indeed, this is an issue that is already getting a bunch of traction wit hthe recent series of FTC roundtables and Rep. Boucher's legislation working its way through committee. To date, the privacy statements, which are the primary way people are told about their information, have proved not to be sufficient in giving people the information they need to make informed decisions. There is a group of companies working to address these issues. http://www.huntonfiles.com/files/webupload/CIPL_Use_and_Obligations_White_Paper.pdf Interesting post, Duncan. This story was timed with the final of a series of FTC Roundtables on privacy. I had the pleasure of attending the last one at UC Berkeley.

I think the fundamental question is if people are aware of the information that’s being collected about them online (both what they are sharing themselves and what is collected by online companies) and how it’s being used.
It’s less about the government coming in and protecting us from ourselves and more about using the existing rules established by the FTC to ensure that companies are providing people with enough notice and controls. Indeed, this is an issue that is already getting a bunch of traction wit hthe recent series of FTC roundtables and Rep. Boucher’s legislation working its way through committee.

To date, the privacy statements, which are the primary way people are told about their information, have proved not to be sufficient in giving people the information they need to make informed decisions. There is a group of companies working to address these issues. http://www.huntonfiles.com/files/webupload/CIPL_Use_and_Obligations_White_Paper.pdf

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