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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, February 11, 2013

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, February 11, 2013

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The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, February 11, 2013
A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
News (U.S.) – EU Adopts CyberSecurity Strategy and Proposes Network Security Directive, InsidePrivacy, Feb. 7, 2013
NGOs (U.S.) - On Mandating “Simplified” Privacy Policies, Adam Thierer, Feb. 8, 2013 

General Online Safety
News (U.S.) - Interview with Microsoft's Jacqueline Beauchere, Network World, Feb. 5, 2013
News (U.K.) - Internet safety lessons urged for five-year-olds, BBC News, Feb. 5, 2013

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) - Facebook to Make Targeted Ads More Transparent For Users, Ad Age, Feb. 4, 2013
News (U.S.) - Ad Nets Step Up Self-Regulation, Adverting Week, Feb. 5, 2013 

News (U.S.) - Security Pioneer Creates Service to Encrypt Phone Calls and Texts, The New York Times, Feb. 6, 2013
News (U.K.) - Virgin Media campaign says parental responsibility key to online safety, Cable, Feb. 6, 2013

Social Networks
News (U.S.) - Staying Private on the New Facebook, The New York Times, Feb. 4, 2013
NGOs (EU) - Video-sharing sites top the ranking of risky online platforms for children, EU Kids Online, Feb. 5, 2013

Legislation & Regulation
News (U.S.) - House Intelligence Committee to re-introduce CISPA this year, The Hill, Feb. 5 2013
News (U.S.) - Privacy groups request meeting with U.S. officials on backlash against EU privacy rules, The Hill, Feb. 4, 2013


-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP

  • I feel like Microsoft should not hire so called professional live chat operators that are inept. I have the answers to a security breach online and cannot find anyone to help here OMG I pissed now, I had to high opinions of Microsoft obviously.

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  • So you have up blogging in February just as MSFT launches a major privacy awareness campaign and Phases II and III of the anti-Google campaigns.

    Strange, that...

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