Yet another busy year is winding down and I’d like to share some highlights from Internet Safety Labs. This year, we’ve started changing the discussion from privacy and cybersecurity to Product Safety, which is what people want, deserve, and frankly, expect. People...
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Me2BA provides human-centered recommendations to the California Privacy Protection Agency
Nov 10, 2021 | News & Press
The California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (“CPRA”) established the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”). The CPPA has full administrative power and authority to implement the CCPA and CPRA, which basically means that the CPPA will be in charge of updating regulations and adopting new regulations, while enforcement of these regulations will be done by both the CPPA and the Attorney General’s office.
Me2B Alliance Recommendation Provides First Steps For Creating Safe and Respectful Technology
Nov 8, 2021 | News & Press
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Me2B Alliance, a non-profit standards organization which advocates for safe and respectful technology, today announced the publication of its first official recommendation: “The Attributes for Safe and Respectful Me2B Commitments.” The recommendation outlines baseline best practices to ensure that safe interactions, or commitments, are taking place on websites and mobile applications. Some examples of these commitments include creating an account online, signing up for newsletters, or agreeing to accept cookies while browsing a website.
First Official Me2B Alliance Recommendation
Nov 3, 2021 | News & Press
We’re delighted to announce that the Me2B Alliance has published its first official recommendation: “The Attributes for Safe and Respectful Me2B Commitments”.
This is a significant milestone for the organization that was the fruit of the entire community.
What does this mean?
What an official recommendation (or specification) means is that, similar to virtually all standards developing organizations, the document has gone through multiple approval stages.
Measuring the Ethical Behavior of Technology at RSA Conference 2021
Aug 12, 2021 | News & Press
Me2B Alliance’s Executive Director Lisa LeVasseur and Board member Cam Geer presented “Measuring the Ethical Behavior of Technology” at the 2021 RSA Conference. In this session they shared an overview of the Me2B Alliance’s ethical “yardstick” for measuring technology, and the most current learnings from its application to websites and mobile apps. If you’re new to the Me2B Alliance, this presentation is an excellent overview of our Respectful Tech Specification and preliminary testing results.
Flash Guide #1: What is the Me2B Alliance: A Safe Software Standard for the Internet
Jul 1, 2021 | News & Press
The Me2B Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating a safe and just digital world through standards development and independent technology testing. We are a new type of Standards Developing Organization (SDO) – involving everyday people in creating the standard for safe and respectful technology. We also perform independent testing and audits of connected technology, like websites and mobile apps.
Me2BA Sees Progress in Google’s “Pre-Announcement” for an Independently Audited Safety Section in Google Play Store
May 21, 2021 | News & Press
On May 6, 2021, two days after the Me2B Alliance published our report on data sharing in school utility apps, Google issued a “pre-announcement” describing major improvements to app labeling in the Android app store.
The announcement signals a serious intention to not only catch up to Apple’s privacy label, but surpass it, by introducing independent validation of the Android app privacy information.
Me2BA Executive Director Lisa LeVasseur featured on Masters of Privacy podcast
May 19, 2021 | News & Press
Me2BA Executive Director Lisa LeVasseur was recently featured on the Masters of Privacy podcast, as part of a series of conversations with thought leaders working at the intersection of marketing, data, privacy, and technology.
Me2BA Product Testing Spotlight Report Published: Data Sharing in Primary & Secondary School Mobile Apps
May 4, 2021 | News & Press
60% of School Apps are Sending Student Data to Potentially High-risk Third Parties Without Knowledge or Consent According to New Research from Me2B Alliance
Research uncovers disturbing findings around privacy concerns with the use of school applications
Me2BA Succeeds in Advancing California Privacy Regulations
Mar 31, 2021 | News & Press
Chalk up a win for the good guys on data privacy. And California residents are the ultimate winners.