Last week privacy commissioners in 10 countries released a public letter to Google about their problems with the release of Buzz (Google has made significant changes to Buzz in the privacy area since its release). In a commentary in the Toronto Star, University of Ottawa law professor Michael wrote that “the joint effort may represent a major step toward the globalization of privacy enforcement … one based on greater cooperation and mutual recognition of common privacy principles.” Not necessarily without teeth, however. Geist adds: “As privacy and data protection commissioners work together on issues with a global impact, they create a new layer of enforcement that could lead to joint investigations and parallel enforcement actions.” Is this a sign of the new kind of multi-party social contract (or world order?) I referred to in my last post
New international layer of privacy cooperation, enforcement?
NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
- New Facebook policy targets guns, other regulated items
- Google’s new learning tool that learns
- The flap over Talking Angela the chatbot app
- About the worldwide ‘selfie’ phenomenon
- How technology will improve the well-being of young adults
- Calling our children narcissists on ‘a sociopathic scale’: Really!?
- Nothing complicated about this: Read ‘It’s Complicated’!
- Teens’ own (wise) perspectives on life with social media
Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
- Adults spend 11 hour a day using electronic media
- Smartphones that promise user privacy
- Author danah boyd on why teens and social media are ‘complicated’
- Security experts at RSA decry government hacking
- In defense of Internet safety education
- ‘Neknominate’ is a stupid and potentially deadly online dare game
- Confessions of a binge viewer
- People who suffer from so-called ‘game addiction’ have other problems