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Federal Trade Commission Issues Privacy Guidelines For Tech Companies, Calls On Congress For New Law

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Monday, March 26 2012

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday called on Congress to enact new legislation that would better protect consumers' privacy in the age of data brokers, online tracking and social networks. The commission also issued an extensive and updated report that lays out comprehensive guidelines for private sector companies on how they can better protect their customers' privacy. In addition to affecting the platforms that campaigns and advocacy groups use to further their causes, the guidelines are pertinent to the increasing number of companies that are creating tools in the political space. Read More

Federal Trade Commission To Issue Final Version of Privacy Guidelines on Monday

BY Sarah Lai Stirland | Friday, March 23 2012

The Federal Trade Commission said on Friday that it plans to issue its final privacy framework on Monday. The new report will incorporate feedback from the public after the commission came out with its initial report in ... Read More

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In China, Local Governments Play Whac-a-Mole With Taxi Apps

It seems these days that car-hailing apps exist only to give cities grief. In New York, car sharing start-ups like Lyft ignore labor, safety insurance laws and in China, the situation is no different except in one regard: taxi hailing apps in China are proliferating at a faster rate than in the U.S. In China, however, the taxi system is very much in its infancy and local Chinese governments are struggling to control the proliferation of new apps that flout the law. GO

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The Uncertain Future of India's Plan to Biometrically Identify Everyone

Since its launch in 2010, people in India have raised a number of questions and concerns about the Aadhaar card —formally known as Unique Identification (UID)— citing its effects on privacy rights, potential security flaws, and failures in functionality. GO

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