Jon Leibowitz (FTC) : “Last December, FTC staff issued a draft privacy report reimagining how we can protect consumers in an increasingly digital and mobile age; we expect to put out a final version of that report in the next month or so. The preliminary report recommended that companies build privacy into their systems at the design phase – what we call “privacy by design”; simplify the ability of consumers to exercise choices; and improve transparency of information practices. As one example of simplifying choice, the report recommended implementation of Do Not Track, a system we envision empowering consumers (and not the government) to take control of the data companies collect about us online”.
read the full text here
also see the agenda of the Face Facts Forum (Dec. 8, 2011)