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Privacy Law

Zuckerberg's Embrace of Anonymity Marks Shift in Attitudes Toward Privacy

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.06.2014 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

The king of social media is finally recognizing that privacy is not just some cultural relic to be engineered away.

Learning From Europe's 'Right to Be Forgotten'

Eugene K. Chow | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Eugene K. Chow

As the United States debates the precarious state of privacy rights in light of the NSA's domestic surveillance programs, American law could benefit from the underlying principle of the "right to be forgotten" -- dignity.

Matt Sledge

Federal Judge Puts A Price On Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

NEW HAVEN -- Privacy has a price. For Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, it comes out to $2,400 a year. Kozinski, who...

Gerry Smith

Rights Group Says Privacy Law Needs An Update

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 07.31.2012 | Technology

A federal law passed nearly 40 years ago to control how the government collects information on Americans contains "major loopholes" that infringe on c...

German Agency Wants to Snoop Social Networks to Analyze Creditworthiness

Natasha Kuilak Mellersh | Posted 08.12.2012 | Technology
Natasha Kuilak Mellersh

The proposal raises serious concerns over assessing a person's reputation from information found on the web.

Gerry Smith

Mobile Apps For Kids May Be Violating Privacy Law, FTC Finds

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.17.2012 | Technology

Dozens of mobile apps for kids, from alphabet and word games to flash cards and puzzles, do not disclose how they use children's personal data and may...

Privacy Rights in the Digital Age

Susannah Meyer | Posted 03.20.2012 | Home
Susannah Meyer

What motivates people to make their private lives public on social media sites, how permanent a record is, and what is and isn't private are all factors of privacy that are changing as technology advances.

YOUR TAKE: Is Teen Stealing Becoming A Trend?

Posted 12.24.2011 | Home

A 14-year-old Australian boy masterminded a $200,000 eBay scam and used the money to live a celebrity lifestyle. Now, his mother is suing four Austral...

White House Pledges New Internet Privacy Approach

CNET | Declan McCullagh | Posted 10.24.2011 | Technology

A White House aide today previewed the administration's forthcoming approach to Internet consumer protection, saying it will provide "privacy law with...

Law Would Make Social Networks Private By Default

The Huffington Post | Bianca Bosker | Posted 07.16.2011 | Technology

A landmark law proposed in California would upend social networking sites' privacy policies by instituting new restrictions on what user information i...

Google Was In 'Significant Breach' Of Law, UK Rules

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

LONDON — Google violated Britain's data protection laws when its Street View mapping service recorded data from private wireless networks, the c...

Sexual Assault Investigations Impeded By Privacy Laws On Campus

The Coloradoan | Laura Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In the fall of 2008, University of Colorado students who'd sought help from the school's Office of Victim Assistance told counselors they'd been the t...

Homeland Security Privacy Policy Investigation Sought

Washington Post | Spencer S. Hsu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Privacy advocates have asked lawmakers to investigate the Department of Homeland Security office in charge of protecting Americans' privacy, saying it...

Will We Electronically Neuter The President?

Dwayne Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dwayne Raymond

The Bush administration never reached out via web. In reality, Bush largely disregarded the internet because he didn't comprehend its magnitude. Or perhaps he did?