Posts Tagged ‘spyware’

Do Your Legal Contracts Trick Web Site Visitors into Installing Spyware?

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Over the past few years I’ve done a lot of research and reviewed a lot of privacy policies, and it’s really been amazing to see how the wording in many of them are not providing any privacy protections to website visitors or customers at all! In fact, some of them are downright tricking people into agreeing to share their personally identifiable information (PII) having software installed on their computers that they probably really do not want to have…


Click Wrap Contracts: Creating Them And Agreeing To Them

Monday, May 5th, 2008

There was an interesting article in this week’s issue of Privacy and Security Law, “Clickwrap Notifying Software Recipients Of Pop-Up Installation Is Valid, Enforceable” (a subscription site).


FTC Settlement For Marketing Via Pop-up Ads: Lessons For All Marketers Regarding Consent & Consumer Complaints

Sunday, December 9th, 2007

I like to keep my eye on the FTC site; they are very active in catching businesses violating the U.S. FTC Act by practicing unfair and deceptive business practices, particularly via the Internet. They really demonstrate the need for privacy and information security professionals to stay on top of what their business units and marketing areas are doing with regard to contacting consumers, forcing ads upon them, and gathering information from them.