Steve spoke on the TechFreedom Event, COPPA: Past, Present & Future of Children’s Privacy & Media
He discussed the costs of the new COPPA regulations and the harm to children’s content.
Identity theft is far and away the top complaint received by the FTC. And to prevent ID theft, the FTC advises consumers to protect their credit card numbers and their driver’s license.
These concerns get thrown to the wind under the TicketMaster “Credit Card Entry” system.
The TicketMaster’s Credit Card Entry system requires fans to turn-over their credit card number when buying a ticket. This part makes sense. But TicketMaster then keeps that number and demands you handover your credit card and driver’s license to the venue attendant at the door.
What does this mean for your security? Read more
Before today, we’ve never selected a state’s entire legislative agenda as the top item on our iAWFUL list of bad Internet laws, because no single state had ever made such a concerted effort to regulate, restrict and repress e-commerce.
California has always had a reputation for being pioneering.
Over the past six months, the Sacramento statehouse has unleashed a torrent of misguided, regressive bills targeted at the heart of the innovation industry that is at the heart of the economic recovery – not only in California, but across the nation.
Individually, none of these bills poses as much threat as the second item on our list – the federal Internet sales tax that topped the last iAWFUL – but taken together they not only represent a disturbing new trend of regulatory interventionism, but also a serious threat to the Internet economy. Read more
NetChoice engages in federal and state efforts to breakdown the barriers to e-commerce. Whether this involves dealing with taxes on the Internet and goods through the Internet, non-tech neutral privacy initiatives, or other international Internet issues, NetChoice will weigh in to protect the free operation of e-commerce.