David Kirkpatrick

December 4, 2009

Concerned about a website’s privacy policy? You have a forum

Not a bad idea from the Center for Democracy and Technology.

From the link:

Don’t like what a website has done with your personal information? Don’t understand its privacy policies? A new privacy complaint site is now open for business–created by an Internet freedom and privacy advocacy group in Washington, D.C. called the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT).

Complaints can be shared with your social network via sites like Twitter and Facebook, and also forwarded to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). If enough complaints surface, it’s possible that the FTC will launch an investigation into whether a website is violate existing laws.

The larger point is to create a cudgel to get Congress interested  in enactingcomprehensive Internet privacy legislation. CDT has already put out a pretty good guide to online privacy problems, explaining existing and often narrowly-written patchwork of court rulings and laws, most of them falling hopelessly behind rapid technological advances.

2 Comments »

  1. Hey David – if you want you can download the badge for the campaign from our website. Thanks again for the repost!

    Comment by Adam — December 4, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

  2. hello and merry xmas to every one – hope yous had a nice one – back from parents 12lbs heavier a`hhh just back from tenerefe weather crap , all the best for 2012 – michael

    Comment by mickbuely — December 31, 2011 @ 1:55 pm


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