The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, June 25, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (E.U.) - Privacy Laws Turn Europe into Economic Laboratory, MIT Technology Review, June 20, 2012
News (U.S.) - Facial recognition software's privacy concerns, San Francisco Chronicle, June 19, 2012 

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) - Online harassment is not just a problem for kids, Pogo Was Right, June 21, 2012
News (U.S.) - Verifying Ages Online Is a Daunting Task, Even for Experts, The New York Times, June 19, 2012
News (U.S.) - Google sees 'alarming' level of government censorship, CNet, June 17, 2012
Advocates (U.S.) - How to Protect Children and Adolescents From Sexual Abuse, Larry Magid, June 23, 2012 

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) - How Digital Marketers Will Survive the Coming 'Do-Not-Track' World, Ad Age, June 21, 2012
News (Japan) - Google in court after man complains search engine adds crimes after his name, Daily Mail, June 19, 2012

Mobile
Research (U.S.) - ‘Sexting’ prevalent among high-schoolers, study finds, Associated Press, June 18, 2012  (Study)
News (U.S.) – Skout  app has banned teens after reports of abuse. Is it the right approach?, Salon, June 19, 2012 

Social Networks
News (U.S.) - Facebook to require privacy policies for all apps in App Center, Los Angeles Times, June 22, 2012
News (U.S.) - So Which Social Networking Sites Can Sex Offenders Actually Use?, Forbes, June 21, 2012
News (U.S.) - Facebook buys Israeli facial recognition firm Face.com, BBC News, June 19, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (Australia) - Australia passes R18+ ratings bill, The Edge, June 18, 2012
News (E.U.) - European Union lawmakers reject ACTA, global copyright pact, Reuters, June 21, 2012
News (U.S.) - Congress, Businesses at Odds Over Online Privacy, National Journal, June 19, 2012
News. (E.U.) - EU regulators side with Microsoft in IE10's 'Do Not Track' controversy, IDG News, June 25, 2012
News (U.S.) - New York Moves to Curb Cyberbullying, Advocate, June 19, 2012

-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP