Today the FTC begins hosting their series of day-long public roundtable discussions to explore the privacy challenges posed by new technology and business practices that collect and use consumer data. These discussions are being aired on a live webcast courtesy of the FTC and are a great opportunity for privacy advocates to make a public statement about the importance of improving privacy controls at the same rate we are advancing new innovations in technology.
CEO Leslie Harris is a panelist at today's morning session discussing the benefits and risks of collecting, using, and retaining consumer data. These are all important issues that need to be brought to attention of federal agencies, Internet companies and Congress.
CDT's "Take Back Your Privacy
" campaign will be in full effect today as we encourage people online using Twitter
to make a public statement about how important privacy controls are to them by tweeting their views and using the hashtag #tbyp
. This campaign is picking up lots of supporters and will be rolling out new initiatives in the new few weeks as we organize users to stand up for their privacy rights online and demand accountability and action from those in Congress.
Stand up with Leslie and CDT and make it clear you want your privacy back!