The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, November 5, 2012
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) - Apple leads legal battle over e-commerce vs. privacy rights in CA Sup. Court, San Jose Mercury, Nov. 5, 2012

News (U.S.) -  Courts widening view of data breach damages, lawyers say, CSO, Oct. 29, 2012

News (U.S.) – Google: Online privacy issues evolving too fast for government regulation, Calgary Herald, Oct. 30, 2012 

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) - Anonymity, trolling and virality: Have we created a culture of bullying online?, Silicon Republic, Nov. 11, 2012

News (U.S.) -  Digital Technologies Have Mixed Effect on Students' Research Habits, T.H.E. Journal, Nov. 2, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) - Privacy experts criticize moves to sidestep IE10's default Do Not Track settings, PC World, Nov. 1, 2012

News (EU) - Google Data Use Should Be in Antitrust Talks, Group Tells EU, Bloomberg News, Oct. 31, 2012

Mobile
News (U.S.) - Free apps pose hidden privacy, security risks, Juniper study warns, Business Journal, Oct. 31, 2012

News (U.S.) – California Attorney General targets privacy on mobile apps, LA Times, Oct. 30, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) - Facebook releases privacy guide for new users, The Washington Post, Nov. 2, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S.) - FTC gives groups time on Do Not Track, Politico, Nov. 5, 2012

News (U.S.) - Proposal to Bolster Online Privacy Rules for Children Draws Opposition, The New York Times, Nov. 5, 2012

 
-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP