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December 18, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: Marc Rotenberg, Executive Director, EPIC (biography). Marc (@privacy140) joins #PrivChat to discuss the 10 top privacy stories of 2012. The stories will be announced live during the last #PrivChat of 2012.
  • #10: March 1, 2012: One Google Privacy Policy to Rule Them All
  • #9: DHS Monitors Twitter Feeds #whydotheydothat?
  • #8: Chipping Children: RFID Tags in Schools
  • #7: Fusion Centers Wasteful, Inefficient, and Expensive!
  • #6: TSA Unplugs, Boxes-Up Airport X-Ray Backscatter Devices
  • #5: White House Backs Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights
  • #4: Justices Say GPS Tracker Violated Privacy Rights
  • #3: U.S. Terrorism Agency to Tap a Vast Database of Citizens
  • #2: Facebook vote results: New policies are in, voting rights are out
  • #1: Petraeus Case Raises Fears About Privacy in Digital Era

December 11, 2012

December 4, 2012

November 27, 2012

November 20, 2012

November 13, 2012

Featured Guest: Peter Swire, Professor, the Ohio State University; Senior Fellow, Future of Privacy Forum (biography). Peter is Faculty Advisor for 2012-2013 Symposium "The Second Wave of Global Privacy Protection to be held on November 16, 2012.

November 6, 2012

Featured Guests: Matthew Johnson, Director of Education, Media Smarts (biography), David Fewer, Director, CIPPIC (biography), and Michelle Chibba, Director of Policy, Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (biography)

October 23, 2012

October 16, 2012

October 2, 2012

September 25, 2012

September 11, 2012

September 4, 2012

August 28, 2012

August 21, 2012

August 14, 2012

Featured Guests: Ann Cavoukian, Ph.D., Information & Privacy Commissioner Ontario, Canada, (biography) and Don Tapscott, Consultant and Author, (biography)

August 7, 2012

July 31, 2012

Featured Guest: Congressman Hank Johnson's Project, AppRights

July 24, 2012

Featured Guest: Marc Guldimann, CEO and Founder, Enliken, (biography)

July 17, 2012

July 10, 2012

June 26, 2012

Featured Guest: Pam Dixon, Executive Director, World Privacy Forum, (biography).

June 19, 2012

June 12, 2012

June 5, 2012

May 29, 2012

Feature on Privacy Myths

May 22, 2012

Featured Guests: Jim Adler, Chief Privacy Officer, Intelius and Brendan Charles, Community Manager, - Joining #PrivChat for a #PII2012 Recap

May 15, 2012

Featured Guest: Aaron Titus, Chief Privacy Officer, Identity Finder, (biography).
  • Q1: LinkedIn automatically accesses and uploads all of Outlook contacts, with no way to opt out, if the user has installed Outlook's Social Connector (a default in some installations). LinkedIn's help desk confirms that the only way to stop LinkedIn from automatically uploading a user's entire contact list is to uninstall Social Connector, which may have unintended consequences. LinkedIn's privacy policy makes no mention of this issue. What other companies have an express agreement to share users' contact databases, and does it matter that Microsoft shares user information stored on a local hard drive vs. its cloud?
  • Q2: Identity Finder recently published a study of 3 million public tax returns filed by non-profit organizations, and found nearly 475,000 social security numbers of accountants, scholarship recipients, directors, employees and donors. In response to our report, the IRS claims that they do not have the legal authority to redact the information. To what extent is PII on public government documents a problem? Who, if anybody, should be responsible to clean it up? What rights should individuals have to redact public documents to protect identity and privacy? (background available at Identity Finder: Tax Returns Expose SSNs to Public: Study and Accounting Today: IRS Warns Nonprofits Not to Disclose SSNs)
  • Q3: Do Electronic Health Records and federated identities make us safer? Is technology privacy agnostic? Does the inefficiency imposed by paper records actually improve health information privacy?
  • Q4: Over the past few years, I have come to the unhappy conclusion that aside from a few niche exceptions, the free market generally disfavors privacy and privacy innovation. I have been searching for fundamental market forces that favor privacy, or evidence that such forces exist. What market forces favor privacy? What (if any) major moneyed/corporate interests favor privacy? Are there any examples of privacy-enhancing technologies that have found widespread, viral (read: NOT niche) acceptance?

May 8, 2012

May 1, 2012

April 24, 2012 (Transcript)

April 17, 2012

Featured Guest: Jim Brock, CEO and Founder, Privacy Choice (biography).
  • Q1: Will the ad-icon program be necessary after Do Not Track is generally adopted?
  • Q2: Will the availability of Do Not Track loosen restrictions on aggressive tracking methods, like device fingerprinting?
  • Q3: Should tracking companies submit to audits and what would those look like?
  • Q4: Does Facebook have a responsibility to police its app universe?

April 10, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: Evidon (website) and Ghostery (website).

April 3, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: J. Trevor Hughes, President and CEO, International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) (biography).

March 27, 2012

March 20, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: Shane Green, President and CEO, Personal (biography).

March 13, 2012

March 6, 2012 (Transcript)

February 28, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: Justin Brookman, Director, CDT Project on Consumer Privacy (biography).

February 21, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: Nic Bicanic, CEO, EchoEcho (biography).
  • Q1: Why do mobile apps/cloud services need a users address book? Is the solution to warn users - or just to build better services? (background available at TechCrunch: Dear Apple, Address Book-Gate Is Sort Of Your Fault)
  • Q2: Push vs. Pull: Should we be pushing (broadcasting our location to others) or Pulling (asking others for their location)? What are the implications of this on consumer services (privacy, UX, battery life)? Privacy settings for sharing - should they be on the device or in the cloud?

February 14, 2012 (Transcript)

February 7, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft (biography (.doc)).

January 31, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: Jim Adler, Chief Privacy Officer, Intelius (biography).

January 24, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: David Jacobs, Consumer Protection Fellow, EPIC (biography).

January 17, 2012

January 10, 2012 (Transcript)

Featured Guest: Scott Meyer, CEO, Evidon (biography).
  • Q1: EU ePrivacy Directive - what is the situation there, and what should companies do?
  • Q2: How do you define “informed consent”
  • Q3: Do consumers have the tools they need to effectively manage their privacy?
  • Q4: Where do you see mobile privacy heading in 2012?

January 3, 2012 (Transcript)

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