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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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RSS Feed thursday >

First POST: Mugs

No surprise here, but email list open rates are down; the real reason campaigns want to send you a free bumper sticker; Hillary Clinton wasn't alone in dodging inquiries from the House Oversight Committee about private email accounts; organizing opt-outs from high-stakes testing on Facebook; and much, much more. GO

wednesday >

First POST: Edges

Let the White House know what you think about the new homepage; why Democrats need a competitive primary to maintain their edge in political tech; California Highway Patrol reminded to not talk about how they track political protesters on social media; and much, much more. GO

tuesday >

First POST: Anomalies

Rallying uncommitted voters under a centrist umbrella; a defense of aggregation for a positive-sum Internet; UK says no to ban on killer robots; and much, much more. GO

monday >

First POST: In It To Win It

Hillary Clinton's updated Twitter bio; lots of election data-porn, if you're into that kind of thing; the debate over digital keys and backdoors; protests by hologram; and much, much more. GO

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