Category Archive: Capitol Hill News

Jun
19
2012

TRUSTe CEO Testifies Before Congress

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John Gamble Marketing Manager | TRUSTe @johnaddisonImage Credit Chris Babel, TRUSTe’s Chief Executive Officer, will testify today before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on “New Technologies and Innovations in the Mobile, and Online space, and the Implications for Public Policy”.  Mr. Babel will share new privacy technologies developed by TRUSTe to address consumer privacy in the mobile …

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Feb
24
2012

How the White House Privacy Announcement Benefits Advertisers

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John Gamble Marketing Manager | TRUSTe @johnaddison   Photo Credit The White House just released a major privacy report, which we previously covered here and here. Their press conference, held yesterday, also saw two important privacy developments for the online advertising industry: 1. The White House publicly endorsed the DAA program In no uncertain terms …

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Mar
16
2011

The State of Online Consumer Privacy

Fran Maier President TRUSTe While I couldn’t be in Washington, D.C. today for the Senate Commerce’s Committee’s hearing on “The State of Online Consumer Privacy” (copies of hearing testimony here) I’ve been able to check in with a wide range of attendees and get perhaps more of a bird’s eye view. Key themes: – It’s …

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Dec
16
2010

Department of Commerce Privacy Report: Dynamic and Innovative

By Fran Maier President TRUSTe Privacy has dominated this month, or I should say, this year. In just the last few weeks we’ve seen then new FTC privacy report, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg named Time’s Person of the Year (in part because of how he and Facebook responded to privacy challenges earlier in the year), …

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Dec
02
2010

Thoughts on FTC Privacy Report

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By Fran Maier President TRUSTe TRUSTe welcomes yesterday’s FTC Privacy Report, on “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change.” Generally, we think that the Report is a positive inquiry that balances the need to protect consumer privacy while continuing to foster innovation in today’s online technology-driven markets. The Report reflects a thoughtful understanding …

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Nov
12
2010

Privacy’s Zeitgeist Moment in the US?

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By Fran Maier President TRUSTe   Destination360 White House In the last year industry has been on notice that privacy legislation is coming. The recent elections have not significantly diminished the “threat” of legislation since privacy has become a bipartisan issue thanks to vocal media, advocates and consumers who have made the case for greater …

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Jul
30
2010

Privacy Is Heating Up On The Hill

Elizabeth Frazee Government consultant TRUSTe Photo Credit It’s been a big week for privacy issues in Washington. Hearings in both the Senate and the House with heavy hitter witnesses and public comments from policymakers about their plans for legislation have kept those of us in the privacy policy community plenty busy. Tuesday’s Senate Commerce Committee …

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Jul
23
2010

A new federal privacy law on the horizon?

Elizabeth Frazee Government consultant TRUSTe Photo Credit Yesterday I attended a hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection that focused on two pending privacy bills in the House of Representatives. Seven witnesses testified about HR 5777, the Best Practices Act, introduced by the subcommittee’s Chairman, Representative Bobby …

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