CLBR #188: Future of Privacy Forum on Privacy in the Sharing Economy
FPF’s Joe Jerome, who recently was on to discuss privacy and the internet of things (CLBR #169), joins us to discuss the Future of Privacy Forum’s latest Study of Privacy Practices in Sharing Economy
This survey reveals that while many platforms in the sharing economy rely on and offer reputational systems for users and service providers, the mechanisms by which these systems are implemented and individuals have access and control over personal information can vary widely. Platforms can be much more transparent about their practices in this regard. Due to the importance of review or scoring systems – and personal information – to the success of the sharing economy, companies have a responsibility to be transparent about issues involving access, correction, and deletion. As these services become increasingly essential to a wide audience, transparent criteria for access and part icipation in these markets will be increasingly important to ensure fair treatment of consumers.
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. The forum is led by Internet privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf and includes an advisory board comprised of leading figures from industry, academia, law and advocacy groups.
Joseph Jerome serves as Policy Counsel at the Future of Privacy Forum. At FPF, Joseph’s issue portfolio focuses on big data and the Internet of Things, where he works educational privacy questions, smart technologies, and ethical uses of information. He also assists TeachPrivacy, a company founded by Professor Dan Solove that provides privacy and data security training programs.
Prior to working at FPF, Joseph served as a national law fellow at the American Constitution Society, where he organized events discussing human rights in the United States and a ten-year retrospective on the Department of Homeland Security. He is a graduate of New York University School of Law, where he was an International Law and Human Rights Student Fellow in 2010 and Boston University. He is a native of Davenport, Iowa.
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The EFF is celebrating with a mini-conference and party in San Francisco on July 16th. More info.
ILC Attacks Cyber Caging
In a new complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Internet Law Center addresses the issue of Cyber Caging.
In the 1944 movie classic “Gaslight”, Ingrid Bergman plays an opera star whose husband (played by Charles Boyer) is trying to drive her mad so she can be committed and he will control her estate. In the modern world, this same plot evolves in the context of “Cyber Caging” where an ex-spouse or boyfriend in essences continues to exercise control over his former partner by electronic means, leaving his former partner to feel imprisoned by both the actual and perceived cyber monitoring of her behavior.
Federal Judge Orders Cancellation of Redskin TM
The Washington Redskins lost a big one today, as a federal district upheld the decision of the USPTO to cancel the Redskin trademark as offensive. It will not take effect until appeals are exhausted.
My view, as a former Washingtonian and fan its time to sack the name.
Party Like Its 1999 – Congrats to US Women’s Soccer Team
In the most watched soccer game in US history, Team USA dominated the rematch with defending champ Japan. Led by a hat trick by Carli Lloyd, Team USA won its third World Cup title and first since 1999.
Domain Gang ran a story on our last show addressing the problem of Domain Theft.
Today in History: Commodore Perry Opens Japan to Modern Age
The Rhode Island native arrived with gunships in Tokyo Harbor on this day and ultimately forced Japan to open up to the West.