CFP self regulation panel — At this year’s Computers’ Freedom, and Privacy conference, Pam Dixon will be on a panel discussing the NAI self-regulation and comparing the now NAI to the NAI of 2007, when WPF published a strong report discussing the profound issues with the NAI at that time.
Do Not Track History — In the fall of 2007, WPF executive director Pam Dixon convened a meeting of civil liberty, consumer, and privacy groups to discuss and develop an idea she had of “Do Not Track.” This became the Do Not Track proposal, which has now morphed into something quite different.
Medical ID Theft — Pam Dixon was a guest on Gerri Willis’ show (Fox Business News) today to discuss medical ID theft and what consumers can do to protect themselves from it.
ID Ecosystem — WPF Senior Projects Manager Marianne Fitzpatrick will be participating at the ID Ecosystem’s Plenary meeting this week. Of top concern at the plenary will be a new ID theft use case that requires substantive discussion regarding privacy checks and balances.
India’s national biometric ID card — In the May/June, 2013 issue of Foreign Policy Magazine, Pam Dixon writes about the privacy issues related to India’s national biometric ID card. In the piece, Mission Creep, Dixon discusses how government-issued biometric ID cards that serve as national ID cards and as the basis for employment and financial transactions create profound civil liberties and privacy challenges that are neither easily or well-constrained by government policy.