Privacy

Banning personalized ads would threaten about €6 billion of income for the European app economy—a sector that employs 1.5 million people in the EU.
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November 22, 2021
Banning personalized ads would threaten about €6 billion of income for the European app economy—a sector that employs 1.5 million people in the EU.
November 18, 2021
The Internet has had quite a few declarations of independence and calls for personal freedom over the years. But glaringly absent has been any real consideration of personal responsibilities or community obligations.
November 16, 2021
EFF tries to deflect criticism of its position by arguing law enforcement has many other tools at its disposal—but that claim is a crafty bit of misdirection because EFF has opposed those tools too.
November 9, 2021
Australia’s information commissioner has issued two major rulings in the past month that will make it risky for organizations to deploy not only facial recognition but most forms of biometrics.
October 26, 2021
A close look at an FTC staff report on the privacy practices of six major U.S. ISPs shows not only that the FTC has misrepresented the online risks consumers face from ISPs, but that the FTC has a fundamental and unjustified bias against online data collection and targeted advertising.
September 18, 2021
Activists continue to lobby local governments for facial recognition technology bans, falsely arguing it is racist, sexist, and a threat to free speech. They dismiss or ignore all evidence showing how it keeps people safe, and some local officials have fallen for their arguments hook, line, and sinker.
September 16, 2021
The Center for Data Innovation hosted a panel discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the proposed regulation, the proper role of the public and private sector in delivering identity services, and insights on how Europe can foster the adoption of eIDs.
July 12, 2021
Facial recognition technology has faced widespread allegations of discrimination in recent years, leading some cities to restrict its use—but exactly how valid are these claims? Rob and Jackie sit down with Daniel Castro to discuss why many of the claims are misleading, and how facial recognition can make public and private services more accessible, efficient, and useful.
June 29, 2021
The new legislation would not only undermine consumer privacy—individuals would have no option to opt-out of disclosing their information to restaurants—but it would also limit the viability of many of these food delivery services, ultimately resulting in higher costs and less convenience for consumers.
June 24, 2021
While privacy advocates may disagree with the choices many consumers make, that is not justification for overruling their decisions. As policymakers consider legislation to strengthen consumer privacy, they should go back to the basics of notice-and-choice.

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