Last month, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) requested public comment regarding docket NTIA-2023-0008, an initiative to protect youth mental health, safety & privacy online. Internet Safety Labs was pleased to provide comments...
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Nov 16, 2023 | Policy
Last month, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) requested public comment regarding docket...
Oct 6, 2023 | Policy
Internet Safety Labs provided our comments to the FCC’s IoT Cybersecurity label. Among the comments and recommendations we made, the...
Sep 21, 2022 | Policy
Our first application of the ISL Consumer Safety Scorecard for Regulation is for the California Consumer Privacy Act regulations recently proposed by the CPPA. It was a bit unusual to apply the scorecard to rulemaking—and not to the entire regulation—but we hope you’ll find it helpful.
Sep 15, 2022 | Policy
Unveiling a more efficient and practical way to evaluate proposed regulations. The ISL Consumer Safety Scorecard for Regulation compares the text of proposed regulations against our “must have” regulation safety principles to arrive at an overall ISL safety score for the regulation.
May 26, 2022 | Policy
On May 19, 2022, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) revealed that they are “committed to ensuring that educational technology tools...
May 18, 2022 | Policy
California is a major center of new privacy law and regulation, creating opportunities for internet safety advocates to help design...
May 13, 2022 | Policy
The Me2B Alliance is thrilled to see a Privacy Expert and Advocate assume the role of FTC Commissioner. Bedoya is well known for his...
Jan 18, 2022 | Policy
This is a story of a politician who cried “hacker” after a reporter informed a state agency that sensitive information was embedded in their website’s HTML source code. While we wish this was a joke or fictional story it, unfortunately, is not. This real-world example underscores the notion that there is a real need for Policymakers to understand how technology works and behaves.
Jan 10, 2022 | Policy
Many policymakers have been interested in protecting children’s privacy and expanding COPPA. Recently, Me2BA alongside a coalition of advocacy groups endorsed Representative Castor’s Kids PRIVCY ACT. We’re proud to support this bill, but we urge members in Congress to address non-profit carve outs in data privacy laws.
Dec 6, 2021 | Policy
A new report from our friends at Fairplay, Reset Australia and Global Action Plan revealed how Facebook’s recent ad policy changes are no more than a bait and switch because now instead of marketers targeting children, Facebook has algorithms do the dirty work instead.
Me2BA and a coalition of other advocacy groups signed on to urge Facebook/Meta to end all surveillance advertising to adolescents.
May 14, 2021 | Policy
The concept of better privacy practices is not new – we’ve been talking about it since the birth
of the internet. But what exactly does “better privacy” mean, and how do we get there?