ENTRIES TAGGED "privacy law"

Passage of CISPA in the U.S. House highlights need for viable cybersecurity legislation

Cybersecurity bills must balance protection with online privacy and civil liberties.

The passage of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in the U.S. House of Representatives has raised grave concerns about is potential effect on digital privacy and civil liberties.

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FTC calls on Congress to enact baseline privacy legislation and more transparency of data brokers

Ed Felten has launched a new blog to explain tech to citizens and engage the technology community.

The FTC's consumer privacy report recommends Congress pass a strong consumer privacy law that provides rules of the road for entities that deal with sensitive data. FTC technologist Ed Felten offered common sense privacy guidance for startups and entrepreneurs.

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What happens when an old law is updated for the digital age?

What happens when an old law is updated for the digital age?

Attorney Dana Newman discusses a proposed update to the '80s-era Video Privacy Protection Act.

The '80s-era Video Privacy Protection Act had the unintended consequence of inhibiting consensual sharing of video viewing habits. Attorney Dana Newman weighs in on updated legislation.

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What does privacy mean in an age of big data?

What does privacy mean in an age of big data?

Author Terence Craig on why data transparency trumps anonymization.

Ironclad digital privacy isn't realistic, argues "Privacy and Big Data" co-author Terence Craig. What we need instead are laws and commitments founded on transparency.

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Four short links: 27 September 2011

Four short links: 27 September 2011

Source Code, SPDY Trials, Data from Facebook, and Voting Tools

  1. Phabricator — Facebook-built web apps that make it easy to write, review, and share source code. (via Simon Gianoutsos)
  2. The Slow Way to SPDY — attempting to actually try SPDY for yourself sounds like a nightmare as getting hold of a stable SPDY implementation at this point is not unlike an uphill climb on a slow mudslide – the protocol is currently on its third draft but not really stable, most of the available code is outdated, and despite the links on this page, hardly any of it is easy to get to work in a weekend. (via Nelson Minar)
  3. Get Your Data from Facebook — European privacy law means Facebook must tell you what they know about you. The sample responses they’ve given to people are eye-wateringly detailed. This takes on more importance once you realize Facebook tracks you when you’re not logged in.
  4. Referendum Tool — New Zealand faces a referendum on voting system (currently “mixed member proportional”), and this page is an interesting approach to helping you figure out which system you should endorse based on your preferences for how a voting system should work (“It is better if the Government is made up of one party, with a majority in Parliament, so that that party can implement its policies, and react decisively to events as they come up” vs “It is better if the Government is made up of a group of parties (a coalition), so that its decisions better reflect what the majority of voters want, even if that means important decisions might be delayed.”). I like this because it helps you understand translate your preferences into a specific vote.
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