FTC Takes On Sanford Wallace… Again

Earlier this week, the FTC filed a new brief against notorious spammer/spyware purveyor Sanford Wallace, and his partner Walter Rines, for violating the default judgment against them that was originally based on CDT’s 2004 petition. Good to see that the Commission is not letting Wallace and Rines slip, but let’s hope that they can collect more…

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OMB Continues Progress on Privacy

The Office of Management and Budget has been quietly ramping up its privacy requirements. Since the security scare of having a Veteran Affairs laptop containing the personal information of 26.5 million veteran and active-duty military stolen was resolved, OMB has offered no less than six memos related to privacy: M-07-19, FY 2007 Reporting Instructions for the Federal Information…

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White House Probably Violated Federal Records Act in Lost E-Mails

The Washington Post reported today that Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is investigating a 473 day gap in White House e-mail storage. The White House response suggest that they just don’t have a good system in place to preserve e-mail This should be of great concern considering the fact…

Read More unleashes wealth of information for users

In 2003, was unveiled, promising to allow individuals to more easily find and comment on proposed rules being considered by federal agencies. New features promise to allow users more flexible search and open a treasure trove of information to remixing by third parties, thanks to an RSS feed of information from the Federal Register. was intended to…

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