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Category Archives: Policy

Implementing cookie consent with “Content Security Policy”

Written on October 27, 2014 at 10:31 am, by

In this post I briefly explain how “Content Security Policy” could be used to enforce the cookie consent regulation by blocking third parties content. Cookie Consent EU cookie regulation imposes to website editors to obtain the informed  consent of visitors before setting cookies. Therefore, a website should first check that it has consent before dropping […]

Impact of Google privacy policy on web tracking

Written on January 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm, by

Google most important privacy policy changes happen almost two years ago. The change was announced as a clarification of the policies which will mainly be used to simplify and improve services. Now that the changes are effective, it is interesting to observe what the consequences of the new policy are and what has changed. In […]

Facebook may violate the FTC settlement in a few days

Written on November 9, 2013 at 1:07 pm, by

Update: Facebook started to show the announced prompt and ask for user consent. Almost a year after it removed the option for 90% of its members, Facebook informed on Wednesday the remaining 10% that they’ll remove the “Who can search my timeline by name”  setting in a few days. Removing this setting si likely a […]

Google’s Ad Targeting under the new Privacy Policy

Written on February 24, 2012 at 10:12 am, by

Google new privacy policy will be effective starting March the 1st. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) suggests to delete your Web Search History, and I strongly recommend to follow this advice because: 1)      The searches that have been recorded in your Web Search History before March the 1st will be subject to this policy [1]. […]

A follow up on Google Policies

Written on June 15, 2011 at 1:12 am, by

Last year, I started to analyze Google Search and Google Suggest logs retention policies for the NYU Privacy Research Group meetings. To complete this analysis, I’m trying to review policies of other Google services. ‘Personal Information’ vs ‘Information we collect’ While I just started this review, I noticed that Google seems to change the name […]