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FTC Punishes P2P Company for Unfairly Tricking Users to Share Private Data

October 11, 2011

While policymakers rush write new Net regulations to protect privacy, we  keep suggesting  the FTC use its existing authority more effectively to punish unfair and...


REMINDER: TechFreedom/FOSI COPPA Event in DC & Livestreamed Tomorrow (10/12)

October 11, 2011

Just a reminder—TechFreedom, in association with the Family Online Safety Institute  (FOSI), will host a free lunch panel tomorrow with a number of leading experts...


Revising COPPA: A Discussion of the FTC’s Proposals

October 1, 2011

Oct. 12, 2011 – 12:30pm to 2:30pm The FTC has finally released its long-awaited report on the implementation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act...


Szoka Statement on FTC’s Google Buzz Settlement

March 30, 2011

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Federal Trade Commission today announced it has reached a settlement with Google concerning privacy complaints about how the company launched its...


TechFreedom Comments on the FTC’s Preliminary Staff Report on Privacy

February 18, 2011

Berin Szoka filed comments Friday on the  Preliminary FTC Staff Report on Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for...


Rep. Speier’s “Do Not Track” Privacy Legislation

February 11, 2011

Rep. Jackie Speier introduced legislation today that would require the Federal Trade Commission to establish standards for a “Do Not Track” mechanism and require online data...