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2013-09-10 23:04:44

Maker of Saga lifelogging app demonstrates a continued commitment to user privacy. Seattle (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 A.R.O. Inc., makers of Saga, the essential lifelogging app, today announced it has been awarded the TRUSTe Privacy Certification and TRUSTe EU Safe Harbor Certification, demonstrating the company’s commitment to the highest standards of privacy protection around the globe. TRUSTe is the world’s leader in data privacy management, and has rigorous requirements for its...

2012-07-24 23:01:35

EtQ today announced that it has been certified by TRUSTe® to display the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal, demonstrating EtQ´s commitment to transparency, accountability and consumer choice, the foundations for online privacy. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 EtQ, provider of Quality Management, Environmental Health and Safety, and FDA Compliance software systems, today announced that it has been certified by TRUSTe® to display the TRUSTe Web Privacy Seal, demonstrating EtQ´s...

2012-06-18 10:22:32

ATLANTA, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) Chief Privacy Officer Anna Slomovic will join a panel of CPOs from other national corporations to delve into the issues surrounding the use of customer data in an age of rapidly evolving and expanding data collection and mining. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060224/CLF037LOGO ) The panel on "Effectively Managing the Business Risk of Using Customer Data" is hosted by the Northern Virginia Technology Council and will...

2012-05-31 02:24:42

ATLANTA, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alan F. Westin, an iconic figure in privacy law throughout the world, and Of Counsel and Senior Policy Advisor at Arnall Golden Gregory LLP, will receive the first Louis D. Brandeis Hero of Privacy Award at the International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy, June 6-7 at Georgetown Law Center in Washington, DC. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120531/CL14061 )(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110412/CL77056LOGO ) Dr....

2012-05-08 06:35:08

Settlement Will Require Regular Privacy Assessments for the Next 20 Years WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Social networking service Myspace has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misrepresented its protection of users' personal information. The settlement, part of the FTC's ongoing efforts make sure companies live up to the privacy promises they make to consumers, bars Myspace from future privacy misrepresentations, requires it to implement a...

A Contrarian Dissection Of The Web Privacy Debate
2012-03-28 10:12:22

Jedidiah Becker for RedOrbit.com Though it's not likely to garner the frenzied flurry of public attention enjoyed by January's wildly unpopular SOPA-PIPA anti-piracy legislation (R.I.P.), another critical Internet issue has been seized upon by D.C. politicrats in recent months, and they're hard at work in their efforts to whip up public indignation over it. That issue goes by the euphemistic misnomer "Web privacy," and unbeknownst to most people it could affect the future of the...

2012-03-26 10:22:26

SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer Watchdog praised the Federal Trade Commission's privacy report released today supporting a Do Not Track Mechanism that will help give people control of the collection and use of their personal data when they are online. Consumer Watchdog has waged a two-year war to get Do Not Track to the top of the consumer privacy reform list. Tactics have ranged from a demonstration in the Dirksen Senate Office Building to a digital...

2012-03-26 06:32:31

Agency Calls on Companies to Adopt Best Privacy Practices WASHINGTON, March 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Trade Commission, the nation's chief privacy policy and enforcement agency, issued a final report setting forth best practices for businesses to protect the privacy of American consumers and give them greater control over the collection and use of their personal data. In the report, "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed...

2012-03-20 06:29:40

'Updating Rules of the Digital Road' recommends new approaches for keeping broadband communications secure, private and protected WASHINGTON, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new report issued today, the Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program unveiled an updated approach for how regulators, businesses and individuals can improve digital security, privacy and the regulation of intellectual property. The report presents coherent steps to create a trusted...

2012-02-23 12:43:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Obama Administration's blueprint to protect online privacy with a "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" unveiled today could provide meaningful protections, Consumer Watchdog said, but warned that the test of its effectiveness will come as the implementation unfolds. The nonprofit, nonpartisan public interest group also voiced a concern that an announced Internet industry commitment to honor "Do Not Track" could be aimed...