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December 18, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, EPIC (biography). Marc (@privacy140) joins #PrivChat to discuss the 10 top privacy stories of 2012. The stories will be announced live during the last #PrivChat of 2012.
- #9: DHS Monitors Twitter Feeds #whydotheydothat?
- #8: Chipping Children: RFID Tags in Schools
- #7: Fusion Centers Wasteful, Inefficient, and Expensive!
- #6: TSA Unplugs, Boxes-Up Airport X-Ray Backscatter Devices
- #5: White House Backs Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
- #4: Justices Say GPS Tracker Violated Privacy Rights
- #3: U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens
- #2: Facebook vote results: New policies are in, voting rights are out
- #1: Petraeus Case Raises Fears About Privacy in Digital Era
December 11, 2012
- Q2: Can the FTC Protect Children's Privacy on Mobile Devices? (background available at Washington Post: FTC looks at mobile apps firms over child privacy concerns)
- Q4: The Internet User's New Clothes: Are Online Reputation Companies Worthwhile? (background available at New York Times: A Vault for Taking Charge of Your Online Life)
December 4, 2012
- Q1: Privacy in Legislation: Thoughts and Reactions (background available at Slate: Senators Realize They Should Probably Update That 1986 Law That Lets Cops Read Your Email, The Hill: OVERNIGHT TECH: House set to approve tech visa bill (Section: Senate Judiciary to vote on location privacy bill), and PopVox: What’s your position on S. 1223?)
- Q2: Can Democracy Work for Facebook Users? (background available at Bloomberg: Facebook Invites Users to Vote on Proposed Data Changes)
- Q3: ...And More on the State of Facebook (background available at Social Media Monthly: Facebook Refuses Involvement in Advertising Transparency Campaign, America Blog: We don’t need Facebook to violate our privacy; we do it to ourselves, and Forbes: Facebook Now Auto-Uploads Mobile Photos To Web)
- Q4: What are the Top Privacy Stories of 2012? (background available at Privacy Camp: What Are The Top Privacy Stories of the Year?)
November 27, 2012
- Q1: What are the Top Privacy Stories of 2012? (background available at Privacy Camp: What Are The Top Privacy Stories of the Year?)
- Q2: What Do Facebook's Newly Proposed Terms of Service Actually Say? (background available at IT World: All your copyright are belong to Facebook and EPIC: Privacy Groups Ask Facebook to Withdraw Proposed Changes)
- Q3: Is Clandestine Monitoring the New Trend? What Can Be Done? (background available at Lehigh Valley Live: High-tech surveillance gear raises questions in New Jersey)
- Q4: What Can We Learn from Trends in Online Tracking? (background available at ComputerWorld: Is Ad Blocking the Next Legal Battleground (New Zealand))
November 20, 2012
- Q1: What Can General Petraeus Teach Us About Email Privacy? Can ECPA Help Us? (background available at Wall Street Journal: CIA Chief Resigns Over Affair and Cato@Liberty: Unanswered Questions About the Petraeus Case. Further background at CNET: Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants)
- Q2: Will Facebook Predict the Zombie Apocalypse? (background available at Homeland Security News Wire: Scanning social media as a tool for biosurveillance)
- Q3: What Now? Next Steps for Cybersecurity in the United States (background available at Bloomberg BNA: Senate Republicans Again Block Bill To Establish Cybersecurity Standards, Washington Post: Obama signs secret directive to help thwart cyberattacks, and EPIC: President Issues Secret Cybersecurity Directive, EPIC Seeks Public Release)
- Q4: What Can We Learn from Trends in Online Tracking? (background available at New York Times: More Companies Are Tracking Online Data, Study Finds)
November 13, 2012Featured Guest: Peter Swire, Professor, the Ohio State University; Senior Fellow, Future of Privacy Forum (biography). Peter is Faculty Advisor for 2012-2013 Symposium "The Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection to be held on November 16, 2012.
- Q1: What does the Obama re-election mean for privacy? (background available at CNET: Obama faces piracy, privacy tests in his second term)
- Q2: Microtargeting -- Orwellian nightmare or way to mobilize for civic engagement? (background available at Time: Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win)
- Q3: Data portability: you want control of your data, but does the EU proposed law get it right? (background available at SSRN: Why the Right to Data Portability Likely Reduces Consumer Welfare: Antitrust and Privacy)
- Q4: The FBI says it is "going dark" due to new technology. But are we really in a "golden age of surveillance"? (background available at CDT: "Going Dark" Versus a "Golden Age for Surveillance")
November 6, 2012Featured Guests: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, Media Smarts (biography), David Fewer, Director, CIPPIC (biography), and Michelle Chibba, Director of Policy, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (biography)
- Q1: What are youth doing to protect their privacy? (background available at Media Literacy Week: Constant surveillance: Youth privacy in a digital age)
- Q2: What rights should youth have to privacy? (For example, when is it appropriate for parents or teachers to see things young people might rather keep private?) (background available at Media Smarts: Talking to Youth and Parents About Life Online (pdf))
- Q3: How can privacy educators make the issue of online data collection by corporations more relevant to youth? (background available at CNET: FTC settles with Bieber fan site over child data-collection claims and Huffington Post: McDonald's Online Games Remove Social Networking Features After Complaint Over Kids' Privacy)
- Q4: What is the best approach to teaching kids how to establish a positive online presence? (background available at Digital Tattoo)
October 23, 2012
- Q1: How Will Microsoft's New Practices Impact Its Users? Are Students At Risk? (background available at New York Times: As Microsoft Shifts Its Privacy Rules, an Uproar Is Absent and Inside Higher Ed: Outsourcing Privacy)
- Q3: Political Targeting and You (background available at IT World: Dear political campaigns: Just leave me the &%#*! alone, Frontline: Targeting the Electorate (Interactive), and ProPublica: How Companies Have Assembled Political Profiles for Millions of Internet Users)
- Q4: Do the FTC Facial Recognition Usage Guidelines Address the Privacy Threat? (background available at CNET: FTC releases guidelines for facial-recognition use)
October 16, 2012
- Q1: The Privacy Perils of Biometric Security (background available at Technology Spectator: The Privacy Perils of Biometric Security)
- Q2: Are We Living in the Age of Aerial Surveillance? (background available at Wired: As Drone Debate Rages, Police Move on to Million-Dollar Spy Planes and Wired: Homeland Security Learns to Love Small Spy Drones)
- Q3: What Are The Practical Consequences When Data is the New Oil? (background available at CNET: Verizon Wireless draws fire for monitoring customers' app usage, Web browsing habits)
- Q4: What is Next For Do Not Track? (background available at New York Times: Do Not Track? Advertisers Say "Don't Tread on Us" and LifeHacker: What "Do Not Track" Doesn't Do)
October 2, 2012
- Q1: What do Facebook's Business Practices Mean for You? (background available at Wall Street Journal: Facebook Sells More Access to Members and Forbes: Facebook Lays Out All Of Its New Targeting Techniques In One Easy-To-Read Blog Post)
- Q2: Where do You Stand on Police Drone Surveillance? (background available at InfoWars: Almost Half Of All Americans Support Domestic Surveillance Drones)
- Q3: How Should Do Not Track Be Implemented? (background available at National Journal: Ad Industry, Privacy Advocates Spar Over 'Do Not Track' and Politico: Do-not-track settings are less than meets the eye)
- Q4: Do You Have a Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Your Location? (background available at CNET: Justice Dept. to defend warrantless cell phone tracking)
September 25, 2012
- Q1: The Facebook Diaries: What Does it All Mean? (background available at Forbes: Facebook Users Convinced Years-Old Private Messages Are Being Published On Timelines. (But They're Wrong.), Think Progress: How Facebook Plans On Using Your Prescription Drug Purchase History, And How To Stop Them, Media Post: Divided Court OK's Facebook's Privacy Foundation, Information Week: Facebook Halts Facial Recognition In Europe, and Data Protection Commissioner: Facebook Ireland Ltd. (pdf))
- Q2: Technology and the Fourth Amendment (background available at TechDirt: LAPD Joins Feds In Skirting Fourth Amendment With Cell Phone Tracking Devices)
- Q3: EU v. US: Who is Stronger on Privacy? (background available at The Lawyer: EU and US eye privacy in parallel)
September 11, 2012
- Q1: How do Privacy concerns shape your mobile experience? What practices, if any, have you adopted to protect your mobile privacy? (background available at New York Post: More than half of cellphone users decided not to install mobile app over privacy concerns: survey)
- Q2: Apple UDIDs: What are the Takeaways? (background available at ACLU: Apple's Persistent Device ID is a Threat to Privacy, All Things D: Apple: We Didn't Give FBI Any Device IDs, and IT World: App maker BlueToad, not the FBI, leaked those UDIDs)
- Q3: Privacy by Default? What Can We Learn from Microsoft/Apache (background available at Naked Security: Apache Foundation creates firestorm over user privacy choices [POLL])
- Q4: The State of Privacy: 11 Years Since 9/11 (background available at GMA: FBI rolls out 'Big Brother' surveillance on cusp of 9/11 anniversary, Politico: TSA under microscope on Sept. 11 anniversary, CFR: The Post-9/11 Civil Liberties Debate)
September 4, 2012
- Q1: What Have We Learned from the Google Privacy Settlement? (background available at BankInfo Security: Paying Lip Service to Privacy)
- Q2: Data Harvesting: Can You Keep Yourself Out of the Crop? (background available at ComputerWorld: Browser plug-in and website warn about data harvesting by Facebook apps and BostInno: Your Old Tweets Resurface with Twitter's Data Reseller Partners)
- Q3: Are You Worried About Facial Recognition Technology? (background available at CNET: Why you should be worried about facial-recognition technology and Lockstep: Calling for a moratorium on SM facial recognition)
- Q4: Which Platform is Best for Privacy? (background available at 2012 Republican Platform, 2012 Democratic Platform, 2012 Libertarian Platform, and 2012 Green Party Platform)
August 28, 2012
- Q1: Have we Entered an Age of Ubiquitous Aerial Surveillance, and it is worth the Price we Pay for it? (background available at Los Angeles Times: Lancaster's daily aerial surveillance flights raise privacy fears and RT: Drone patrols - police start buying UAVs for domestic use (Video))
- Q2: Are Biometric ID Tools Evil? Are They More or Less Evil Because They can be Easy to Fool? (background available at ComputerWorld: Are biometric ID tools evil? and RT: Anonymous releases how-to instructions on fooling facial recognition)
- Q3: Are Smart Meters the Next Privacy Battleground? (background available at Inside Privacy: Smart Grid Advocacy Group Seeks to Refute Privacy and Data Security Concerns and Salt Lake Tribune: Snoop-wary Texans rebel against new ‘smart meters’)
- Q4: What Are Your Privacy Habits? (background available at Forbes: 10 Incredibly Simple Things You Should Be Doing To Protect Your Privacy)
August 21, 2012
- Q1: Location Privacy: What Can We Expect to See Next? (background available at IT World: Your location data is no more private than the color of your car, says Federal judge)
- Q2: Should Europe have a Lead Regulator? (background available at Peter Fleischer: It's time for a "lead regulator" in Europe)
- Q3: Can "Codes of Conduct" Protect the U.S. from Drone Spying? (background available at Washington Times: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/aug/16/police-chiefs-adopt-drone-code-conduct/ and Huffington Post: Drone Aircraft Code Of Conduct Unveiled )
- Q4: What's So New About TrapWire? (background available at Business Insider: This Is How We Know The Shocking Facts About Spy Campaign 'TrapWire' Are True and Privacy SOS: Trapwire and data mining: What we know)
August 14, 2012Featured Guests: Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., Information & Privacy Commissioner Ontario, Canada, (biography) and Don Tapscott, Consultant and Author, (biography)
- Q1: We are more connected - and monitored - than ever: what are the privacy downsides of "Living Out Loud"? (background available at theStar.com: Don Tapscott: Is privacy an outmoded idea in the digital age?)
- Q2: What privacy strategies can individuals follow to preserve secrecy, autonomy and control? (background available at SpringerLink: Privacy in the Clouds)
- Q3: What is the responsibility of industry in "Living Out Loud"? (background available at The Hill: After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option and Privacy by Design: The 7 Foundational Principles: Implementation and Mapping of Fair Information Practices)
- Q4: What’s the next step in the evolution of privacy? (background available at Identity, Privacy, and Security Institute (IPSI): International Symposium on SmartData)
August 7, 2012
- Q1: Do our Habits Change in Private Environments? (background available at Safe Shepherd: Fifty Shades of Privacy)
- Q2: Election Privacy: What do you Think of Campaign Practices? What are Best Practices for Campaigns? (background available at Innovation Files: Comparing the Privacy Policies of the Presidential Campaign Websites
- Q3: How Far is Too Far: What are the Limits of the Executive Order? (background available at The Hill: After defeat of Senate cybersecurity bill, Obama weighs executive-order option and EPIC: Executive Order Grants Authority to Seize Private Communications Facilities)
- Q4: What Should be Done to Modernize ECPA? (background available at ACLU: Modernizing the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA))
July 31, 2012Featured Guest: Congressman Hank Johnson's Project, AppRights
- Q1: Is geolocation the most pressing issue in the mobile privacy debate? What other areas require regulation to protect mobile-device users? (background available at Digital Journal: U.S. Senator to introduce GPS Act amendment to Cybersecurity Act)
- Q3: Does the Do Not Track Kids Act adequately address children’s privacy on mobile devices? Does it go too far? Which provisions are worth keeping? (background available at Wall Street Journal: House Releases 'Do Not Track' Bill)
- Q4: Would regulating mobile privacy hinder the app economy or otherwise stunt mobile development? Are there areas that self-regulation adequately protects users? (background available at Media Post: IAB: Ad Industry Readies Mobile Privacy Principles and Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law: Statement of Jonathan Zuck (May 10, 2011) (pdf))
July 24, 2012Featured Guest: Marc Guldimann, CEO and Founder, Enliken, (biography)
- Q1: Search, browsing and commerce data - who owns it? (background available at O'Reilly Radar: ETech Seth Goldstein)
- Q2: How much information do you feel comfortable selling to advertisers? What is off limits and what is fair game? (background available at Wall Street Journal: The Customer as a God)
- Q3: How much do you value privacy? How do you feel about using your data as a currency? (background available at Design Mind: What's Your Personal Data Worth?)
July 17, 2012
- Q1: Senate Hearing on Facial Recognition: What Questions Should Sen. Franken (and others) Ask? (background available at U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary: What Facial Recognition Technology Means for Privacy and Civil Liberties and The Hill: This Week in Tech: Franken to quiz Facebook on facial recognition)
- Q2: What is the State of Mobile App Privacy? Are Apps GEtting Better with Regards to Privacy? (background available at Tech Crunch: The State Of Mobile App Privacy Policies)
- Q3: What Did We Learn at the First NTIA Multistakeholder Meeting? What Should be discussed at the Second Meeting? (background available at NTIA: First Privacy Multistakeholder Meeting: July 12, 2012, NextGov: Privacy Code of Conduct Initiative Off to a Messy Start, and Privacy Camp Storify: Headlines From #NTIAPriv NTIA Multistakeholder #Privacy Meeting July 12th, 2012)
- Q4: PrivChat Check-In: What topics do you want to discuss in the upcoming months? Who would you like as a guest "speaker"? What topics are NOT being discussed that should be discussed? Who is missing from the conversation?
July 10, 2012
- Q1: What have we learned from the Cell Phone Carriers' Reports? (background available at New York Times: More Demands on Cell Carriers in Surveillance and Ed Markey: Markey: Law Enforcement Collecting Information on Millions of Americans from Mobile Phone Carriers)
- Q2: Is Twitter the most privacy-friendly social network? (background available at Time: What You Need To Know About the Latest Twitter Privacy Ruling)
- Q3: Thoughts and Reactions: FTC set to settle with Google (again) (background available at Business Week: Google Near $22.5M Settlement on Safari Breach)
June 26, 2012Featured Guest: Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum, (biography).
- Q1: What is the balance between positive uses of Big Data, and data mining that is harmful to people? (background available at the Economist: Very Personal Finance)
- Q2: IThe FTC Spokeo decision: Social media and employment background checks...it's happening...what now? (background available at FTC: Spokeo to Pay $800,000 to Settle FTC Charges Company Allegedly Marketed Information to Employers and Recruiters in Violation of FCRA)
- Q3: Catching up on the biggest biometric and Big Data project in the world: India's UID project (background available at the Economist: Reform by Numbers)
- Q4: Mobile app transparency: what is the best possible outcome that could come from the multistakeholder process? (background available at NTIA: First Privacy Multistakeholder Meeting: July 12, 2012)
June 19, 2012
- Q1: A Legislative Look at the Preserving Freedom from Unwanted Surveillance Act of 2012 (background available at Ars Technica: Senate bill aims to crack down on domestic drone surveillance and Thomas: Preserving Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act of 2012)
- Q2: What is the Value of Privacy? (background available at MIT Technology Review: The Value of Privacy)
- Q3: Who is Buying You? (background available at New York Times: You for Sale: Mapping, and Sharing, the Consumer Genome and ProPublica: How Microsoft and Yahoo Are Selling Politicians Access to You)
- Q4: What is in the Future for Facial Recognition? (background available at IT World: Five ways Facebook could use your face and PBS Media Shift: How to Defend Yourself Against Facial Recognition Technology)
June 12, 2012
- Q1: Password Hacks: How do We Move from Reactive to Proactive? (background available at CNN Money: More than 6 million LinkedIn passwords stolen and ComputerWorld: Dating site eHarmony confirms password breach)
- Q2: What Companies Do You Trust with your Privacy? (background available at EFF: Who Has Your Back? and FTC: Consent Order with EPN)
- Q3: Liability or Immunity: What is the Proper Standard? (background available at Daily Mail: The unmasking of internet trolls and CDT: Intermediary Liability and Section 230)
- Q4: What's the Difference Between a Drone and a Camera on a Stick? (background available at WTOP: Drones in region's skies to forever redefine privacy and Scientific America: What Is a Drone, Anyway? (And Comments))
June 5, 2012
- Q1: Should Facebook Allow Access by Young Children? (background available at Gigaom: Should Facebook Allow Access by Young Children?)
- Q2: Do Not Track?: Students and RFID (background available at CNET: Texas school district to track kids through RFID tags)
- Q3: Does a User Own His/Her Tweets? (background available at News24: Battle over Twitter subpoena heats up)
- Q4: Microsoft: Privacy Defender or Renegade? (background available at Online Media Daily: DAA: Ad Industry Might Ignore IE10 Do-Not-Track Requests)
May 29, 2012Feature on Privacy Myths
- Q1: Privacy is Dead (as we know it) (background available at CNET: Did we pronounce privacy dead this week?)
- Q2: I've got nothing to hide, and only those people with "something to hide" should care (background available at Daniel J. Solove: Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff between Privacy and Security)
- Q3: The youth in today's world simply don't care about privacy (background available at danah boyd: Pew Research confirms that youth care about their reputation)
- Q4: Innovation and Privacy cannot coexist (background available at CIS: Privacy & Innovation: A Data Privacy Day Reflection)
May 22, 2012Featured Guests: Jim Adler, Chief Privacy Officer, Intelius and Brendan Charles, Community Manager, Hibe.com - Joining #PrivChat for a #PII2012 Recap
- Q1: Just because we can, should we? Location tracking and the retail experience. (background available at Euclid: Home and Point Inside: Home)
- Q2: Is Personally Identifiable Information (PII) Dead? (background available at The Hill: FTC explains standard for online protecting privacy)
- Q3: The 'creepy' factor: How do you define it? what lines don't you cross? (background available at Twitter: #Pii2012, Creepy)
- Q4: How can the the non-technie and non-lawyer (e.g., philosopher, economist, sociologist) have a larger voice in the privacy debate?
May 15, 2012Featured Guest: Aaron Titus, Chief Privacy Officer, Identity Finder, (biography).
- Q2: Identity Finder recently published a study of 3 million public tax returns filed by non-profit organizations, and found nearly 475,000 social security numbers of accountants, scholarship recipients, directors, employees and donors. In response to our report, the IRS claims that they do not have the legal authority to redact the information. To what extent is PII on public government documents a problem? Who, if anybody, should be responsible to clean it up? What rights should individuals have to redact public documents to protect identity and privacy? (background available at Identity Finder: Tax Returns Expose SSNs to Public: Study and Accounting Today: IRS Warns Nonprofits Not to Disclose SSNs)
- Q3: Do Electronic Health Records and federated identities make us safer? Is technology privacy agnostic? Does the inefficiency imposed by paper records actually improve health information privacy?
- Q4: Over the past few years, I have come to the unhappy conclusion that aside from a few niche exceptions, the free market generally disfavors privacy and privacy innovation. I have been searching for fundamental market forces that favor privacy, or evidence that such forces exist. What market forces favor privacy? What (if any) major moneyed/corporate interests favor privacy? Are there any examples of privacy-enhancing technologies that have found widespread, viral (read: NOT niche) acceptance?
May 8, 2012
- Q1: Will More Companies Follow Mozilla Down the Path Away from CISPA? (background available at Forbes: Mozilla Slams CISPA, Breaking Silicon Valley's Silence On Cybersecurity Bill)
- Q2: What Makes Facebook Worth it? (background available at Washington Post: Facebook IPO: How could privacy concerns affect revenue? and Forbes: Why Facebook Stock Makes The Best Graduation Present Possible)
- Q3: Privacy Bill of Rights: What Will Happen in the Senate? (background available at The Hill: Senate to examine Obama plan for online privacy ‘bill of rights’)
- Q4: Should the Government get a Back Door? Can It Be Stopped? (background available at CNET: FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites - now)
May 1, 2012
- Q1: CISPA Moves to the Senate: Privacy? (background available at CNET: House approves CISPA despite last-minute push by opponents and Time Techland: 5 Reasons the CISPA Cybersecurity Bill Should be Tossed)
- Q2: Vehicle Tracking: Black Boxes (background available at Wall Street Journal: A Black Box in Your Car?)
- Q3: Drones are Coming: What Can we Do? (background available at MyFoxDC: Could drones be a regular presence in DC area in near future? and EPIC: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Drones)
- Q4: Should Google Suffer Consequences for Misleading the Public on Street View? (background available at Wired: Congress Should Grill the FCC Over Redacted Google Wi-Fi Snooping Report)
April 24, 2012 (Transcript)
- Q1: U.S. Cybersecurity: How Far is Too Far? (background available at IT World: How CISPA threatens our First Amendment rights and CNET: Opposition grows to CISPA 'Big Brother' cybersecurity bill)
- Q2: What Should be the Threshold for Location Tracking? (background available at CNET: Wireless providers side with cops over users on location privacy)
- Q3: Logging in Facebook: is it Worth it? (background available at Jodi Wilkinson: What sites see when you login with Facebook and EPIC: Facebook Asks for Feedback after Policy Changes)
- Q4: What is the Right Approach to Drone Regulation? (background available at Washington Post: Regulating domestic drones on a deadline and EPIC: Petition to the FAA for Privacy Regulations for Drones)
April 17, 2012Featured Guest: Jim Brock, CEO and Founder, Privacy Choice (biography).
- Q1: Will the ad-icon program be necessary after Do Not Track is generally adopted?
- Q2: Will the availability of Do Not Track loosen restrictions on aggressive tracking methods, like device fingerprinting?
- Q3: Should tracking companies submit to audits and what would those look like?
- Q4: Does Facebook have a responsibility to police its app universe?
April 10, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: Evidon (website) and Ghostery (website).
- Q1: EU ePrivacy Directive: Is the May 25th deadline going to be Y2K for EU publishers?
- Q2: Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend: What are some transparency tools you'd like to see come out of it? (background available at Wall Street Journal: Data Transparency Weekend and Hacker League: WSJ Data Transparency Code-a-Thon)
- Q3: As a privacy/industry professional, how do you define tracking? (background available at South by Southwest: Sex, Lies and Cookies: Web Privacy EXPOSED!)
- Q4: Will we see a consumer privacy law? If so, what will it look like? (background available at PCWorld: Could New Online Privacy Laws Lead to Unnecessary Regulation?)
April 3, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: J. Trevor Hughes, President and CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) (biography).
- Q1: The Changing Policy Environment (What to Expect from the Multiple Issues in Play) (background available at IAPP: European Commission Publishes New Framework on Data Protection, IAPP: Legal analysis of the new proposed EU regulation on data protection, IAPP: Obama administration and Congress step up efforts to protect against cyber threats, IAPP: Elevating data privacy within governments, IAPP: Perspective: What DPAs need to know, and IAPP: The 2012 privacy forecast)
- Q2: The Rise of Privacy as a Business Management Practice (background available at IAPP: Practical strategies for creating a privacy culture in your organization, IAPP: What makes a model privacy program?, and IAPP: Demonstrating privacy accountability)
- Q3: The Emerging Role of the DPO, CPO & Privacy Pro (background available at FT.com: Public Role for Privacy Officers, IAPP: People in Privacy: New privacy pros, IAPP: 2012 Privacy Professionals Role, Function, and Salary Survey, IAPP: Privacy pro garners all five CIPP certifications, IAPP: Forging a path into the privacy profession—one expert’s journey, and IAPP: DoubleClick: The privacy profession's incubator)
- Q4: Big Data, Big Jobs (background available at New York Times: Just the Facts. Yes, All of Them, New York Times: The Age of Big Data, IAPP: White House Announces Big Data R&D Investment, and IAPP: Opinion: "Big Data" Brings About Greater Good)
March 27, 2012
- Q1: Is Legislation Needed to Stop Employers From Asking to Access Your Social Media Account? What Should it Look Like? (background available at ACLU: Your Facebook Password Should Be None of Your Boss’ Business and Boston.com: Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords)
- Q2: The Morning After: Thoughts and Reflections on the FTC's Report on Consumer Privacy (background available at FTC: FTC Issues Final Commission Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy)
- Q3: Does More Data Make Us Safer? (background available at EPIC: Director of National Intelligence Gains New Powers, Expands Datamining of US Citizens and EmptyWheel: The “Oversight” over NCTC’s Not-Terrorist-Terrorist Database)
- Q4: Technology and the Fourth Amendment: What is "Dragnet Surveillance" and How do We Prevent it? (background available at New York Times: Disruptions: At Amazon, the Robot World Comes a Little Closer and Wired: Drones, Dogs and the Future of Privacy)
March 20, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: Shane Green, President and CEO, Personal (biography).
- Q1: A Digital Bill of Rights "By the People, For the People." Is it Necessary? What Set of Rights Should it Include? (background available at OurDigitalRights: Digital Bill of Rights)
- Q2: $24 to Google, $4 to Facebook: What is Your Personal Data Worth to You? (background available at Personal: What is Your Personal Data Really Worth? and The Atlantic: How Much Is Your Data Worth? Mmm, Somewhere Between Half a Cent and $1,200)
- Q3: An Increasing Number of Apps Leverage "Big Data". What Could New Apps Accomplish with Access to "Small Data"? (background available at Personal: The Era of Small Data Begins and McKinsey Global Institute: Big data: The Next Frontier for Innovation, Competition, and Productivity)
- Q4: Do Companies Built on Principles of Privacy, Security & Trust have a Competitive Advantage? (background available at Personal: Security & Privacy First and Forrester: Personal Identity Management (pdf))
March 13, 2012
- Q1: When, if Ever, is it OK to Regulate the Internet? (background available at Government Technology: Senators Clash Over Cybersecurity Legislation, ABC News: On Capitol Hill, Nick Cannon talks Online Privacy for Children, and Forbes: What Are SOPA and PIPA And Why All The Fuss?)
- Q2: Social Media: Can You Keep People Out? (background available at MSNBC: Govt. agencies, colleges demand applicants' Facebook passwords)
- Q3: Drones Coming to the United States: What are the Next Steps? (background available at Wired: Drones, Dogs and the Future of Privacy and EPIC: Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Drones)
- Q4: South by Southwest: Highlights and Review (background available at South by Southwest)
March 6, 2012 (Transcript)
- Q2: Will We Ever Get Strong Internet Privacy Rules? (background available at Time: Will We Ever Get Strong Internet Privacy Rules? and EFF: EFF publishes mobile user privacy bill of rights)
- Q3: Is My Credit Card the Next App Platform? (background available at Reconsidering Digital: Tattle Money)
- Q4: Do Not Track v. Do Not Target: What is the Difference? (background available at CNET: Firms embrace Do Not Track for targeted ads only)
February 28, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: Justin Brookman, Director, CDT Project on Consumer Privacy (biography).
- Q1: Will the White House's "Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights" actually do anything for privacy? (background available at CDT: Two Steps Forward for Privacy)
- Q2: Last week's "Do Not Track" announcement --- victory or cop-out? (background available at New York Times: Opt-Out Provision Would Halt Some, but Not All, Web Tracking)
- Q3: With facial recognition tech and pervasive CCTV, do we have an expectation of privacy in public anymore? (background available at CBS Boston: Businesses Test Facial Recognition Software To Learn About Customers)
- Q4: Should Political Campaigns Have to Follow Data Privacy Rules? (background available at Slate: Obama's White Whale)
February 21, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: Nic Bicanic, CEO, EchoEcho (biography).
- Q1: Why do mobile apps/cloud services need a users address book? Is the solution to warn users - or just to build better services? (background available at TechCrunch: Dear Apple, Address Book-Gate Is Sort Of Your Fault)
- Q2: Push vs. Pull: Should we be pushing (broadcasting our location to others) or Pulling (asking others for their location)? What are the implications of this on consumer services (privacy, UX, battery life)? Privacy settings for sharing - should they be on the device or in the cloud?
February 14, 2012 (Transcript)
- Q1: What is Big Data? (background available at O'Reilly Radar: What is big data? An introduction to the big data landscape and Symbiotic Web Blog: What Muad’Dib can teach us about personal data)
- Q2: The Monetization of Data (background available at New York Times: Start-Ups Seek to Help Users Put a Price on Their Personal Data)
- Q3: Unfair and Deceptive: What Can We Learn from Path? (background available at Gizmodo: Path’s Big Mistake, Wired: Path CEO: ‘We Thought We Were Doing This Right’, and PEHub: For Path, the Nightmare May Not Be Over)
- Q4: Data Consolidation: Let's Talk About Google (background available at Gizmodo: Google’s Getting Sued for Consolidating Its Privacy Policies, CNN: Google knows too much about you, and EPIC: EPIC v. FTC (Google Consent Order))
February 7, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft (biography (.doc)).
- Q1: How do you strike the right balance between innovation and data protection when it comes to leveraging consumer information online? (background available at YouTube: Churchill Club Panel Discussion, Collection of Online Consumer Data (1.24.12))
- Q2: What should companies be doing to help safeguard data and reduce risk? (background available at Microsoft: Privacy at Microsoft)
- Q3: How can consumers effectively control the use of their online information, when it is often hard to know what is being collected and how widely it is shared? (background available at Microsoft: Collecting online consumer data: the good, the bad, and the unknown, The Official Microsoft Blog: Microsoft & Data Privacy Day: Put Your Best Digital Foot Forward, and Microsoft: Personal Data Dashboard Beta)
- Q4: As cloud adoption accelerates and data privacy becomes a focus, what are the different roles and responsibilities that should be adopted by cloud providers, consumers and policymakers? (background available at Microsoft: Talking Cloud Privacy in Washington, D.C. and Microsoft: Privacy in the Cloud)
January 31, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: Jim Adler, Chief Privacy Officer, Intelius (biography).
- Q1: Is awareness and control of personal, public information sufficient to satisfying consumer concerns? (background available at National Journal: FTC Official Calls On Data Brokers to Provide More Info)
- Q2: Is there still room for anonymity in browsing, sharing and searching online? (background available at Washington Post: Google’s no-opt-out privacy changes and the end of the anonymous Internet)
- Q3: What frameworks exist for designers to build more privacy-aware products? (background available at Privacy by Design 7 Foundational Principles, Future of Privacy Forum: Design for Trust, and Jim Adler: Creepy is as Creepy Does: A Privacy Design Framework)
- Q4: Does the use of social media as a primary source of intelligence by government agencies interfere with American's civil liberties? (background available at The Guardian: FBI to step up monitoring of social media sites amid privacy concerns and Washington Post: Privacy advocates worry about government efforts to expand computer security protections)
January 24, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: David Jacobs, Consumer Protection Fellow, EPIC (biography).
- Q1: US v. Jones: what are the implications for future government surveillance? (background available at Forbes: Supreme Court Deals Blow To Government Surveillance, Saying Warrant Needed For GPS Tracking)
- Q2: Does US v. Jones show that the Court is equipped to issue informed rulings on cases involving technology? (background available at Forbes: Supreme Court Deals Blow To Government Surveillance, Saying Warrant Needed For GPS Tracking)
- Q3: Should web users be able to manage their personal data like money in a bank? (background available at Bloomberg Business Week: Who Do You Trust More with Your Data: Facebook or a Bank?)
- Q4: Should the US match tougher EU data protection laws? (background available at Bloomberg Business Week: EU Privacy Rules to Include Leak Disclosure Within 24 Hours
January 17, 2012
- Q1: Data Privacy Day, a conversation with Jolynn Dellinger (@DataPrivacyDay, biography), Michael Kaiser (@MKaiserNCSA, biography, and Emily Eckland (@staysafeonline) (background available at Stay Safe Online: Data Privacy Day and Stay Safe Online: Data Privacy Day History)
- Q2: Privacy in the Courtroom: Are we Losing to Win? (background available at The Secure Times: Massachusetts Court Holds that Zip Codes are PII)
- Q3: A Conversation About Facebook and Personal Use (background available at Beta Beat: In Which Eben Moglen Like, Legit Yells at Me for Having Facebook)
- Q4: Is there a Limit to Government Data Collection? (background available at AlterNet: 5 Things You Should Know About the FBI's Massive New Biometric Database)
January 10, 2012 (Transcript)Featured Guest: Scott Meyer, CEO, Evidon (biography).
- Q1: EU ePrivacy Directive - what is the situation there, and what should companies do?
- Q2: How do you define “informed consent”
- Q3: Do consumers have the tools they need to effectively manage their privacy?
- Q4: Where do you see mobile privacy heading in 2012?
January 3, 2012 (Transcript)
- Q1: How Would You Sum up 2011? (background available at Privacy Camp: Final Wrap Up of the Top #Privacy Stories of 2011)
- Q2: Sharing with Friends or Personal Endoresment? The "Like" Divide (background available at Forbes: Judge "Likes" Plaintiffs' Arguments, Online Privacy Class Action Proceeds)
- Q3: Subpoenas and Social Media: Proper Protocol and Procedures? (background available at PogoWasRight: Occupy blogger fighting subpoena - but is Twitter?)
- Q4: What Are Your Privacy Predictions for 2012? (background available at Gawker: How Your Privacy Will Be Invaded in 2012)
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