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California Attorney Releases Recommendations for Best Privacy Practices

The California Attorney General recently released a guide with recommendations on how websites and mobile services can convey information about privacy practices to users. During the guide’s development, BlurryEdge Strategies participated in discussions with the attorney general’s staff, privacy advocates, and service providers. The guide is based on California’s one-of-a-kind privacy policy law, the California… Continue reading California Attorney Releases Recommendations for Best Privacy Practices

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Mobile Unique Identifiers and Location Information

We're keeping up with the latest developments in mobile data collection and have issued an to our 2011 White Paper, Mobile Unique Identifiers and Location Information. The two new events in this area of privacy law include:– The Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011, which had traction in the Senate, was not presented to Congress… Continue reading Mobile Unique Identifiers and Location Information

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CPUC Energy Data Access Workshop

I attended the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Energy Data Access Workshop last week (1/15-16) in San Francisco. I have been following the CPUC's numerous proceedings on energy data privacy, including the Privacy Rule for SmartGrid Data and the discussion about implementing processes for users to authorize the utility to directly transfer their energy usage… Continue reading CPUC Energy Data Access Workshop

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CA AG Issues Report “Privacy on the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem”

The California Attorney General's office today released its long awaited report Privacy on the Go (pdf) with recommendations for application developers, platforms, and ad-networks.  It is a must read– both for the easy to understand language and clear suggestions, and because it promotes implementations than generally are not considered "required by law."  This is the… Continue reading CA AG Issues Report “Privacy on the Go: Recommendations for the Mobile Ecosystem”

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12 Important Developments from 2012

Happy 2013! At Blurry Edge Strategies, we spend a lot of time watching (andoften participating in) significant developments at the intersection oftechnology and the law.  And as the new year begins, it’s alreadyclear that we’re facing an exciting and tumultuous 12 months ahead. Federal regulators – notably the FTC – are telegraphing areinvigorated interest in… Continue reading 12 Important Developments from 2012

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Google’s stunning example of corporate responsibility

I have a comment on the NYT Room to Debate forum Google or China: Who Has More to Lose? praising Google's decision not to censor search results on .cn but recognizing that it was the alleged Chinese government's hacking that broke the camel's back as opposed to general disgust with the regime's Internet Freedom policy… Continue reading Google’s stunning example of corporate responsibility

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Why invest in privacy?

It's easy to make headlines by offering grand statements that privacy is dead.  Millions of users certainly are sharing a lot of very personal information, stories, pictures, and data online everyday.  So why should a company or any other institution invest their limited time and resources in thinking about privacy? Because carefully considering privacy issues… Continue reading Why invest in privacy?