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Is behavioral advertising harmful?
The Economist published a great piece on behavioral advertising : “Getting to know you: Everything people do online is avidly followed by advertisers and third-party trackers”. I blogged yesterday about the fact that the article raises an interesting point: industry players often take the position that since they do not know the users’ names, what they are collecting […] Read more
Should behavioral advertising profiles qualify as “personal information”?
The Economist published a great piece on behavioral advertising today: “Getting to know you: Everything people do online is avidly followed by advertisers and third-party trackers”. The article discusses the fact that gathering information about users and grouping them into sellable “segments” has become important for the $120 billion online advertising economy. The article raises an […] Read more
IIROC Security Breach : Class Action Not Authorized
The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC or in French OCRCVM) who monitors all trading activity across the country suffered a security breach which was reported in April 2013. It was revealed that an employee lost a USB drive containing the personal information of more than 52,000 individuals with accounts at more than 30 […] Read more