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Gathering Signs of Privacy Winds

Notwithstanding a recent proposal by the online advertising industry to strengthen standards governing consumer data collection, some on Capitol Hill still see a need for Congress to enact comprehensive privacy legislation. Indeed, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., has promised to introduce legislation on this subject this fall. Over at the Federal Trade Commission, Chairman Jon Leibowitz has explicitly warned online advertisers that the FTC will take a regulatory approach if industry does not improve its self-policing efforts.

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Notwithstanding a recent proposal by the online advertising industry to strengthen standards governing consumer data collection, some on Capitol Hill still see a need for Congress to enact comprehensive privacy legislation. Indeed, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., has promised to introduce legislation on this subject this fall. Over at the Federal Trade Commission, Chairman Jon Leibowitz has explicitly warned online advertisers that the FTC will take a regulatory approach if industry does not improve its self-policing efforts.

In a webinar scheduled for October 16, Pike & Fischer has gathered key players in the behavioral advertising debate. Moderated by Lydia Parnes, former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and partner in the Washington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the panel will examine the policy, technical, and legal issues in the debate.

Among the issues to be covered include:

  • Which data collection and data retention practices are at issue
  • Whether there’s a consensus on baseline consumer protections
  • What the public interest groups are advocating
  • Common misconceptions about data collection
  • Whether notice & choice is sufficient
  • How transparency is gauged
  • The specter of enforcement through litigation
  • How the FCC factors into the debate

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Notwithstanding a recent proposal by the online advertising industry to strengthen standards governing consumer data collection, some on Capitol Hill still see a need for Congress to enact comprehensive privacy legislation. Indeed, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., has promised to introduce legislation on this subject this fall. Over at the Federal Trade Commission, Chairman Jon Leibowitz has explicitly warned online advertisers that the FTC will take a regulatory approach if industry does not improve its self-policing efforts.

In a webinar scheduled for October 16, Pike & Fischer has gathered key players in the behavioral advertising debate. Moderated by Lydia Parnes, former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and partner in the Washington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the panel will examine the policy, technical, and legal issues in the debate.

Among the issues to be covered include:

  • Which data collection and data retention practices are at issue
  • Whether there’s a consensus on baseline consumer protections
  • What the public interest groups are advocating
  • Common misconceptions about data collection
  • Whether notice & choice is sufficient
  • How transparency is gauged
  • The specter of enforcement through litigation
  • How the FCC factors into the debate

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Discussion of Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event on High-Capacity Applications and Gigabit Connectivity

WASHINGTON, September 24, 2013 – The Broadband Breakfast Club released the first video of its Broadband Breakfast Club Virtual Event, on “How High-Capacity Applications Are Driving Gigabit Connectivity.”

The dialogue featured Dr. Glenn Ricart, Chief Technology Officer, US IGNITESheldon Grizzle of GigTank in Chattanooga, Tennessee; Todd MarriottExecutive Director of UTOPIA, the Utah Telecommunications Open Infrastructure Agency, and Drew ClarkChairman and Publisher, BroadbandBreakfast.com.

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Notwithstanding a recent proposal by the online advertising industry to strengthen standards governing consumer data collection, some on Capitol Hill still see a need for Congress to enact comprehensive privacy legislation. Indeed, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., has promised to introduce legislation on this subject this fall. Over at the Federal Trade Commission, Chairman Jon Leibowitz has explicitly warned online advertisers that the FTC will take a regulatory approach if industry does not improve its self-policing efforts.

In a webinar scheduled for October 16, Pike & Fischer has gathered key players in the behavioral advertising debate. Moderated by Lydia Parnes, former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and partner in the Washington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the panel will examine the policy, technical, and legal issues in the debate.

Among the issues to be covered include:

  • Which data collection and data retention practices are at issue
  • Whether there’s a consensus on baseline consumer protections
  • What the public interest groups are advocating
  • Common misconceptions about data collection
  • Whether notice & choice is sufficient
  • How transparency is gauged
  • The specter of enforcement through litigation
  • How the FCC factors into the debate

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Notwithstanding a recent proposal by the online advertising industry to strengthen standards governing consumer data collection, some on Capitol Hill still see a need for Congress to enact comprehensive privacy legislation. Indeed, Rep. Rick Boucher, D-Va., has promised to introduce legislation on this subject this fall. Over at the Federal Trade Commission, Chairman Jon Leibowitz has explicitly warned online advertisers that the FTC will take a regulatory approach if industry does not improve its self-policing efforts.

In a webinar scheduled for October 16, Pike & Fischer has gathered key players in the behavioral advertising debate. Moderated by Lydia Parnes, former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection and partner in the Washington office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the panel will examine the policy, technical, and legal issues in the debate.

Among the issues to be covered include:

  • Which data collection and data retention practices are at issue
  • Whether there’s a consensus on baseline consumer protections
  • What the public interest groups are advocating
  • Common misconceptions about data collection
  • Whether notice & choice is sufficient
  • How transparency is gauged
  • The specter of enforcement through litigation
  • How the FCC factors into the debate

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