Art imitating life: Surveillance in pop culture is almost always serious business

(Jan 26, 2021) I wonder if they will ever come up with a specific term for a particular phenomenon we have all faced at one time or another. You know the one where you scro... Read More

BBB National Programs determines photo editor app is not directed to children

(Jan 22, 2021) Following a review of Visual Supply Company stemming from concerns about an online audience under the age of 13, BBB National Programs’ Children’s Advertisin... Read More

Why Batman shouldn't write your privacy notice

(Dec 1, 2020) I am a firm believer in the idea that there's no wrong way to consume pop culture. Sometimes life gets you down, and you don't want to watch a harrow... Read More

How social media's use of personal data affects democracy

(Sep 29, 2020) In the constant churn of national and international news, it’s easy for important items to get overlooked — even when the story is one that helps explain how... Read More

Analyzing how social media platforms' use of personal data impacts democracy

(Sep 29, 2020) Almost lost in the ever-changing news cycle was a report detailing the extent to which social media is leveraged to amplify false and misleading content rela... Read More

Sports franchises exploring facial recognition at stadiums

(Aug 3, 2020) Some professional sports teams across the U.S. are trialing facial recognition technology in their stadiums, The Wall Street Journal reports. The thought beh... Read More

Taylor Swift fans dox music critic over review

(Jul 31, 2020) Unhappy with a review of Taylor Swift’s album, "Folklore," Swift fans have tweeted Pitchfork Senior Editor Jillian Mapes’ personal information, the Daily Bea... Read More

Nielsen to change rating tools due to privacy concerns

(Jul 22, 2020) MediaPost reports Nielsen Media Research announced it will amend its methodology for digital measurement products due to growing privacy issues. Nielsen cite... Read More

How function creep may cripple app-based contact tracing

(May 27, 2020) The U.S. is in the throes of a pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, COVID-19. Realizing that long-term lockdowns are not sustainable, governments are see... Read More

Privacy-themed movies to put in your quarantine queue

(May 21, 2020) To help pass the time as self-quarantine continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, the IAPP Publications Team created a list of privacy-themed movies to check ... Read More