Category Archive: Capitol Hill News

Jul
16
2010

Protecting Youths In an Online World

Elizabeth Frazee Government consultant TRUSTe Photo Credit Yesterday I attended a hearing held by the Senate Commerce Committee’s subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Insurance Subcommittee entitled “Protecting Youths in an Online World.” You can watch a video of the hearing here. The hearing was overseen by the subcommittee’s chairman, Senator Mark Pryor (D-AR) …

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Jun
30
2010

Do current privacy laws serve consumer interests and democratic values?

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Fran Maier President TRUSTe This was the question asked this past Spring by the Department of Commerce, who sought public input on “the impact of current privacy laws in the United States and around the world on the pace of innovation in the information economy”. TRUSTe submitted comments (which you can view here) as did …

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Jun
23
2010

Privacy Legislation for the Internet Era

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Maureen Cooney Chief Privacy Officer and VP for Public Policy TRUSTe Image Credit As a member of the advisory board of the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) I attended a dialogue today hosted by the FPF on Capitol Hill with Rep. Rick Boucher (D-VA) and Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-FL) and privacy stakeholders on draft privacy …

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Jun
04
2010

On the Future of Protecting Children’s Privacy Online

Maureen Cooney Chief Privacy Officer Vice President for Public Policy This past Wednesday I participated as a panelist at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) roundtable held in Washington, D.C. titled “Protecting Kids’ Privacy Online: Reviewing the COPPA rule”. Audio and video from the roundtable is available here. The

May
05
2010

Thoughts on the new online privacy bill

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Fran Maier President TRUSTe Photo Credit Today, Congressman Rick Boucher (D-VA), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet, and Congressman Cliff Stearns (R-FL), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee, released draft language for their much-anticipated online privacy bill. In short, the bill requires online entities to provide notice to individuals and obtain their …

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Feb
01
2010

7 Takeaways from the FTC roundtable in Berkeley, CA

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By Fran Maier President and Executive Chair TRUSTe Photo Credit Last week I attended the 2nd Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Privacy Roundtable, held in Berkeley, California. The roundtable featured an impressive group of privacy players from both the public and private sector, including FTC regulators, CPOs of major U.S. companies, and leaders of prominent national …

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Jan
25
2010

Preview of Second FTC Privacy Roundtable

by Scott Hodes Senior Policy Counsel TRUSTe This Thursday, January 28, coinciding with Data Privacy Day, the FTC will hold the second of its three part Roundtable series Exploring Privacy. The venue shifts to the University of California, Berkeley Law School for this event, so quite a few of the panelists are from Silicon Valley …

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Dec
11
2009

Notes from the FTC Roundtable

by Scott Hodes Senior Policy Counsel TRUSTe This past Monday I observed a Federal Trade Commission privacy roundtable in Washington D.C., the first of three privacy roundtables that will examine privacy challenges created by modern technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. Some takeaways from the event: 1. The FTC is clearly …

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