Online Privacy

IAB releases guidelines for controlling behavioral advertising practices

Self regulation — The Interactive Advertising Bureau has released its self-regulatory guidelines for online advertisers. There are some bright spots in the new guidelines. In the area of sensitive information, especially regarding health privacy, the guidelines are weak and need improvement. The IAB definition of sensitive health information is weaker than the definition of sensitive information already adopted by industry in the formal NAI agreement. Additionally, the new IAB guidelines rely on weak accountability standards. WPF urges the IAB to re-examine the sensitive health definition, provide more accountability, and to include consumer input in a meaningful way into the drafting process.

Consumer Tips: Job Searcher’s Guide to Online Job Sites

This guide to online job sites is a list of the top job searching sites online. This list gives information about the privacy practices at each site. Because resumes contain such detailed personal and professional information, it is well worth caring about how job search sites handle privacy issues. This guide is updated monthly, and we add new information to the guide monthly.

Job Searcher’s Guide to Job Search Sites

Job Search Privacy — The World Privacy Forum’s popular and long-standing Job Searcher’s Guide has been completely updated. We have a site-by-site comparison of the privacy practices of online job search sites. This guide was originally posted in 2003, and has been updated regularly. This was a major update of this resource. The World Privacy Forum publishes extensive job search privacy resources in addition to the Guide, including a very popular guide to resume posting privacy.