Items tagged "Consumer Privacy"

Press Release

Public Knowledge Welcomes New Cybersecurity Paper On Protecting Consumer Privacy

July 27, 2017 Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Cybersecurity

Today, the Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) Standards Organization published “SP 4000: Protecting Consumer Privacy in Cybersecurity Information Sharing.” The publication is a set of best practices that organizations of all kinds should take to protect consumer privacy when they share cybersecurity information.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Urges FTC Chairman Ohlhausen to Protect Consumer Privacy

June 12, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , FTC

Today, Public Knowledge joined Consumer Federation of America, Center For Digital Democracy, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of California, and Privacy Rights Clearinghouse in a letter urging Federal Trade Commission Acting Chairman Maureen Ohlhausen to protect consumer privacy.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Responds to Reports Mischaracterizing Browser Act Support

June 1, 2017 Broadband , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Privacy

Today, a report by the Boston Globe mischaracterized Public Knowledge’s current evaluation of Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) “Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly” (Browser) Act as “praise” for the proposed bill. Public Knowledge is concerned that the article may give the impression that we’ve endorsed the bill when we are currently evaluating it.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Protect Broadband Privacy in the Digital Era

March 7, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Privacy

Today, Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and co-sponsors introduced a joint resolution to dismantle online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Files Opposition for Reconsideration to Save Broadband Privacy Rules for Consumers

March 7, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , FCC

Yesterday, Public Knowledge filed an Opposition to Petitions for Reconsideration of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy Order adopted in 2016.

Read More
Press Release

Sen. Markey Joins Public Interest Groups in Opposition to Congressional Plan to Kill Online Privacy

February 27, 2017 Broadband , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , FCC , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge joined Senator Edward J. Markey and representatives from four other public interest groups to speak in opposition to Congressional plans to use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to overturn privacy rules enacted by the Federal Communications Commission last fall.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Moves to Preserve FCC’s Online Privacy Rules

February 7, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

Recently, Public Knowledge filed an Opposition to Petitions for a Stay of the Federal Communications Commission’s Broadband Privacy rules adopted in 2016. The rules currently prevent Internet Service Providers from tracking a customer’s online behavior without permission.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Applauds FTC for Defending Consumer Privacy in $2.2 Million Vizio Lawsuit

February 6, 2017 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

Today, Vizio Inc. settled a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission and the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office over the company’s unauthorized collection of consumer viewing data gathered from 11 million Vizio smart TVs. The company agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle the charges.

Read More
Press Release

Public Knowledge Applauds FCC for Protecting Consumer Privacy Online

October 27, 2016 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to pass broadband privacy rules that protect consumer data online. Public Knowledge commends the FCC for taking drastic steps to provide broadband customers with the tools they need to make informed decisions about the use and sharing of their information by broadband providers.

Read More
Press Release

Media Alert: Senator Markey Will Address FCC Privacy Proposal in Press Call on Thursday

October 18, 2016 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , FCC , Privacy

In a press call at 12:00pm EST this Thursday, consumer advocates and public interest organizations from across the country will explain how the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposed rule on broadband privacy would protect consumers and their families from aggressive data collection practices conducted by Internet Service Providers.

Read More