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Privacy Bill of Rights

The Right to Rewrite Your Personal History

Mark Weinstein | Posted 07.15.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

On May 13, the ECJ rained on Google's anti-privacy parade by ruling that people can ask Google to delete sensitive information from its Internet search results. On the surface, you would think that online privacy advocates would refer to this court decision as the shot heard round the world -- only it's not and here's why.

Freedom From Unauthorized Intrusion

Mark Weinstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion." The United States government defines privacy as "freedom from unauthorized intrusion, except by us." Personally I prefer the former definition.

How Far Will You Go to Protect Your Emails?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 11.17.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

How far will you go to protect your emails? As individuals we can't really answer that question. That's because we're at the whim of our email provide...

These Terms and Conditions Shouldn't Apply to Anyone

Mark Weinstein | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Weinstein

Similar to Vine, they can rent or sell your information as they see fit, as long as it adheres to its Privacy Policy, which as a living document, it can change at any time without notifying you. Did you follow that?

Is Privacy Dead?

Mark Weinstein | Posted 06.24.2013 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

We are living in an era where Facebook's Graph Search gives strangers greater access than ever to our "private" data and Google arbitrarily steals our passwords and emails. Did our forefathers misunderstand the demand for privacy as an inalienable right for law-abiding citizens in democracy?

Gerry Smith

Consumer Groups Call On Google To Suspend 'Unfair And Unwise' Privacy Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.29.2012 | Technology

A coalition of American and European advocacy groups sent a joint letter to Google on Wednesday, calling on the search giant to suspend its controvers...

Google Will Offer 'Do Not Track' Button For Users

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Technology

Thursday marked a victory for Google users who want more control over their personal data online. Bloomberg reports that Google will join a host of...

Gerry Smith

Consumer Privacy 'Bill of Rights' Seeks To Give Web Users More Control Over Their Data

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.23.2012 | Technology

The Obama administration on Thursday will unveil a consumer privacy "bill of rights" that aims to give web users more control over how their personal ...

Amy Lee

Looking At Who's Looking At You: Users Lack Necessary Tools To See Who's Tracking Them Online

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 06.22.2011 | Technology

The next time you spend an hour Googling that weird rash on your arm, keep in mind that hundreds of bugs are watching too -- and that you may never kn...

Senators Introduce 'Privacy Bill Of Rights'

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 06.12.2011 | Technology

Senators John Kerry and John McCain have introduced proposed legislation for a "Privacy Bill of Rights" to prevent data collectors from misusing Ameri...

Privacy Bill of Rights Must Look Beyond the Symptoms of the Problem to the Root Cause

Michael Fertik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Michael Fertik

Today's attention to Internet privacy is extremely promising. But we must be certain that we're driving meaningful reform, rather than just plastering over the most obvious symptoms.

White House To Push Privacy Bill Of Rights

wsj.com | JENNIFER VALENTINO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The Obama administration plans to ask Congress Wednesday to pass a "privacy bill of rights" to protect Americans from intrusive data gathering, amid g...

Privacy Bill Of Rights Recommended In New Report

AP | JOELLE TESSLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON — The Commerce Department is calling for the creation of a "privacy bill of rights" for Internet users to set ground rules for compan...