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Post The Evidon Weekly Digest 5/2/12

In privacy news from Europe, David Evans, the Information Commisioner's Office's group manager, assuredMarketing Magazinethat his organization is ready to begin enforcing the Cookie Law come May 25th. Also, Peter Hustinxthe, the European data protection supervisor, warned US tech companies that they need to 'innovate' in the area of consumer privacy.
New developments in the FCC's investigation into Google'scollection of sensitive data from wireless networks led privacy news last week and indicated that management did in fact know that the information was being collected. CISPA (the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act) made headlines, too, as it passed in the House of Representatives, stirring up privacy advocates. Also,Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Mary Bono Mack clashed over the implementation of the new 'Privacy Bill of Rights' last Thursday, withBono Mack asserting that the best solution would be a 'self-regulatory model with FTC enforcement as a backstop.'

House passes CISPA Internet surveillance bill' ZDNet 'A last-minute push by critics of a bill that would allow Internet companies to open their networks to the Feds didn't work. The House approved CISPA by a 248-168 vote.Full FCC report on Google Street View reveals new details' LA Times 'The Google engineer who wrote the code enabling Street View cars to capture data from unprotected wireless networks told fellow engineers and a manager that he had done so, the FCC report says.
Richard Blumenthal, Mary Bono Mack spar on privacy' Politico 'Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Mary Bono Mack clashed Thursday over whether Congress should enact a privacy bill of rights.

European Regulator Warns Silicon Valley About Privacy' NYT 'The European data protection supervisor, Peter Hustinx, on Thursday urged technology companies to 'innovate' in the area of consumer privacy, saying that lawmakers on the continent would press ahead on a contentious proposed law that would, in part, compel companies to pare down the personal data kept in their digital vaults.

Twelve months on and the ICO is ready to enforce 'cookie' law' Marketing Magazine 'ABC Interaction 2012: David Evans, group manager, business & industry, Information Commissioners Office (ICO) says it now expects more from website owners faced with compliance to new 'cookie' regulations.

Privacy controls to be adopted by mobile phone operators' BBC 'International mobile operators are set to adopt guidelines designed to give customers more control over how data about them is used.

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