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Privacy

FTC gives more muscle to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Today, the Federal Trade Commission voted to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), bringing it up to speed with modern tracking technologies that didn’t exist when the law was passed in 1998. Abine was one of more than 50 organizations that signed on to a letter pushing for the changes, organized by the […]

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Petition for children’s online privacy protections

The Center for Digital Democracy and Common Sense Media launched an important petition asking for privacy-protecting revisions to COPPA, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. We signed, and we urge you to do the same. Why is COPPA important? Because advertisers are constantly targeting children with influential advertising online, and they’re collecting kids’ personal and […]

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Poll: 95% of consumers want to remove their personal information from data broker websites

We polled 1,000 anonymous web users on Amazon’s Mechanical Turk about data brokers in September 13th, 2012. Ninety-five percent of people said they thought they should be able to remove their personal information from being publicly displayed on data broker sites, also called “people search sites” or info brokers. The one-question multiple-choice poll read, “Companies […]

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Why DeleteMe is a subscription service and not a 1-time thing

We get a lot of questions from customers about why DeleteMe is a subscription and not a 1-time sweep of deletions.  The reason is quite simple: your personal information often repopulates once we remove it.  A simple way of thinking about it is that your DeleteMe operator removes your record, but new information is generated […]

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Do not track, data brokers, and what we would like to see in privacy: our letter to Congress

Privacy has been all over the news recently, and not just because of the usual stories about Google and Facebook.  Now the government has gotten involved. From the White House’s announcement of a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights in February to the Federal Trade Commission’s privacy recommendations a few days ago, it all points to […]

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