The Circuit: E.U. Privacy, Online Piracy, Facebook

In an interview with The Washington Post, the European Union’s chief privacy regulator, Viviane Reding, said that self-regulation measures can be “little more than a fig leaf,” and that every citizen has a right to his or her own data.

Flawed Facebook Research

From the Center for Digital Democracy, flawed Facebook and COPPA study funded by Microsoft fails to ask the right questions, presents disturbing conflicts of interest throughout.

The Problem with Parents Helping Kids Lie to Get on Facebook

A new study from Harvard, New York University and Berkeley researchers finds that "many parents knowingly allow their children to lie about their age--in fact, often help them to do so--in order to gain access to age-restricted sites in violation of those sites' terms of service."

Tighter Preteen Privacy Rules Urged

The Federal Trade Commission wants to broaden the requirements on the collection of personal information by websites and online apps, as well as how they obtain parental approval.

Kids, Parents and Online Safety

The July survey, which was conducted by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI), asked over 700 parents with household Internet access how they were coping with online safety challenges.

Stronger Online Privacy Regulation Comes with Tradeoffs

As calls for comprehensive online privacy legislation get louder, Congress is looking to the experience of our cousins across the Atlantic where the European Union has had strict privacy regulations for over 15 years. What they’re finding is that privacy protections come with tradeoffs.

Online Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission is proposing stricter rules to protect children using the Internet and other social media from exploitation.

Consumer Watchdog Calls for Federal Action on Web Advertising

Consumer Watchdog today called for a federal law that would enable online shoppers to opt out of receiving ads based on their online behavior.

Town Hall Meeting on Children’s Online Privacy

Parents are invited to a community discussion with business leaders and U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier tonight in Mountain View on how to protect their children's online privacy.

Seventy Percent Say Asking User for Birth Date Is ‘Bogus’ Verification

IBOPE Zogby/Aristotle Poll: majority want better controls of children's access to social network content

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