The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, October 22, 2012

The Week in Privacy and Online Safety, October 22, 2012A weekly global roundup of online safety news, policy developments, research, and influence

General Online Privacy
Government (U.S.) - FTC Recommends Best Practices for Use of Facial Recognition Technologies, FTC, Oct. 22, 2012

News (U.S.) -  The Data-Mining Industry Kicks Off a Public Relations Campaign, The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2012 

General Online Safety
News (Canada) -  Cyberbullying-linked suicides rising, study says, CBC News, Oct. 19, 2012

News (U.S.) -  The FBI's "Cyber Surf Island" game aims to promote internet safety, Naked Security, Oct. 18, 2012

News (U.S.) -  How to use parental controls in Windows 8, CNET, Oct. 18, 2012

Advertising & Search
News (U.S.) -  Larry Page Defends Google’s Privacy Policy, The New York Times, Oct. 15, 2012

News (U.S.) -  How Zappos balances privacy and targeted ads, Internet Retailer, Oct. 19, 2012

News (U.S.) - KISSmetrics Settles Supercookies Lawsuit, Media Post, Oct. 19, 2012

News (U.S.) - Verizon draws fire for monitoring app usage, browsing habits, CNET, Oct. 16, 2012

Social Networks
News (U.S.) -  Twitter, Reddit, and the Battle Over Freedom of Speech, Business Week, Oct. 18, 2012

News (U.S.) -  Twitter Blocks 'Offensive' Accounts In Germany, U.K.; Deletes Tweets In France, NPR, Oct. 19, 2012

News (U.S.) - Gawker outing of well-known Reddit ‘Troll’ Violentacrez draws attention, Forbes, Oct. 15, 2012

Legislation & Regulation
Research (U.S.) - National Comprehensive Data Protection/Privacy Laws and Bills 2012 Map, David Banisar, Oct. 19, 2012

News (India) - India to EU: Declare us a data secure country, The Times of India, Oct. 18, 2012

News (U.S.) - FTC declines to join European criticism of Google, The Washington Post, Oct. 16, 2012


-- Compiled by David Burt, CISSP, CIPP