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DAA debuts consumer education campaign for online behavioral advertising

DAA debuts consumer education campaign for online behavioral advertising

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The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) debuted on Jan. 20 the first phase of a multistage campaign designed to educate consumers about online behavioral advertising.

Google, Goldilocks and online privacy

Google, Goldilocks and online privacy

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To be surprised at Google for launching a broad-reaching campaign touting its privacy is weird.

The Evolution of Online Behavioral Advertising Self-Regulation

The Evolution of Online Behavioral Advertising Self-Regulation

Taking a closer look at 2011 and looking to the future we can see three distinct phases of the industry's self-regulatory movement emerge.

DAA should partner with browsers on Do Not Track, says FTC chairman

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The Digital Advertising Alliance should work to implement its online behavioral advertising opt-out mechanism on a browser level, said Federal Trade Commission (FTC) chairman Jon Leibowitz on Nov. 8.

DAA expands data collection principles

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The Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) debuted a set of principles on Nov. 7 that would extend the organization's governance beyond data collected to target online behavioral ads (OBA) to include any online behavioral data collected from a unique computer or device across non-affiliated sites.

On the issue of online privacy, where do industry and government agree?

On the issue of online privacy, where do industry and government agree?

Several points of alignment between government officials and industry executives emerged at a recent hearing on consumer online privacy.

Keeping track of Do Not Track

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Last week the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) said that it's created a Tracking Protection Working Group to standardize browsers' Do Not Track mechanisms. The group's hosting a conference call on September 14 and is slated to publish standards by mid-2012.

Self-regulatory programs in hot seat over effectiveness

Self-regulatory programs in hot seat over effectiveness

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Academic research released last month has prompted more doubt about the effectiveness of online behavioral tracking self-regulatory programs, which lawmakers and consumer privacy advocates had already decried as subpar.

Consumers' privacy falls on marketers

Consumers' privacy falls on marketers

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Industry self regulation of online behavioral tracking is falling far short of expectations, according to a Stanford University Security Lab study published in July. Online ad companies, including 24/7 Real Media and AudienceScience, violated their own policies on tracking opted-out consumers, according to the research (page 3).

Consumers unaware of industry self-regulatory program: survey

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Although 70% of consumers are aware of online behavioral advertising (OBA), only 5% recognize the Digital Advertising Alliance's "Advertising Option" icon, according to a study from online security firm TRUSTe.

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