Retail privacy | Executive director Pam Dixon will be on Wisconsin NPR at 6 am Central Tuesday, July 30 to discuss the privacy issues consumers face with the growing sophistication of consumer retail tracking technology in stores. “Most people do not realize that as they shop, retailers are increasingly using a variety of tracking techniques ranging from digital signage with cameras to technology that tracks the movement of their mobile phones over time,” said Pam Dixon. “In our research, we have found some very large stores using these technologies, but it is rare for a store to provide notification to consumers, and rarer still to let consumers opt out — or better yet, opt in to this technology.”
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. Panel information: June 26, 11:30 am, CFP
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. Dixon will be
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. View the clip online.
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. For more information, see NSTIC’s page on the National Strategy for Trusted Identities