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  • / Technology

    Consumer privacy bill seeks to protect against online targeting

    The U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet today released a discussion draft of proposed federal legislation that presents several rules, enforceable by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general, regarding how online retailers collect visitor information and use that information to target advertising at them.

    Posted 05/04/2010Internet RetailerPost a comment

    The U.S. House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet today released a discussion draft of proposed federal legislation that presents several rules, enforceable by the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general, regarding how online retailers collect visitor…
  • / Press Release

    ThreatMetrix Intros ThreatMetrix Fraud Network, Giving Security Pros New Tools for Beating Online Fraud

    “Contextual Scoring” System Matches Transaction Data with Device Info to Assess Legitimacy of New Accounts, Payments, Transactions and Logins LOS ALTOS, CA. – March 16, 2010 – ThreatMetrix™, a fast growing provider of fraud detection solutions that do not require personally identifiable information (PII), today announced the availability of the ThreatMetrix Fraud Network, an updated and expanded version of its device identification solution for...

    Posted 03/18/2010

    “Contextual Scoring” System Matches Transaction Data with Device Info to Assess Legitimacy of New Accounts, Payments, Transactions and Logins LOS ALTOS, CA. – March 16, 2010 – ThreatMetrix™, a fast growing provider of fraud detection solutions that do not require personally identifiable…
  • / Technology

    Vague online privacy policies are harming e-commerce, new survey reports

    A new survey shows that 67% of Internet users have decided not to register at a web site or shop online because they found the privacy policy too complicated or unclear.

    Posted 06/29/2005Paul DemeryPost a comment

    A new survey shows that 67% of Internet users have decided not to register at a web site or shop online because they found the privacy policy too complicated or unclear.
  • / Technology

    48% of consumers avoid online shopping due to fears of fraud, study says

    48% of consumers avoid shopping on the Internet because of fears their personal financial information could get stolen, the Cyber Security Industry Alliance reports in a study released today.

    Posted 06/15/2005Kurt PetersPost a comment

    48% of consumers avoid shopping on the Internet because of fears their personal financial information could get stolen, the Cyber Security Industry Alliance reports in a study released today.
  • / Technology

    Phishing activity on the rise as fake sites, reports of scams increase

    Online phishing scams lure consumers to bogus web sites to get them to divulge credit card and other personal information. Financial services are the largest target, but online retail now accounts for 6% to 9% of reported scams, says industry group.

    Posted 02/03/2005Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Online phishing scams lure consumers to bogus web sites to get them to divulge credit card and other personal information. Financial services are the largest target, but online retail now accounts for 6% to 9% of reported scams, says industry group.
  • To consumers, eBay and Amazon lead in protecting privacy, survey says

    Researchers cite fears by some consumers about the consequences of using credit cards to pay online as one reason some people don’t shop online. But a new study shows consumers rank eBay and Amazon high among all companies in protecting privacy.

    Posted 06/10/2004Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Researchers cite fears by some consumers about the consequences of using credit cards to pay online as one reason some people don’t shop online. But a new study shows consumers rank eBay and Amazon high among all companies in protecting privacy.
  • / Technology

    Consumers don’t trust businesses with personal data, says a new survey

    Most consumers do not trust companies to handle their personal information properly, says a new survey from Harris Interactive. Independent verification of company privacy policies would satisfy 62% of consumers, the survey reports.

    Posted 02/20/2002Kurt PetersPost a comment

    Most consumers do not trust companies to handle their personal information properly, says a new survey from Harris Interactive. Independent verification of company privacy policies would satisfy 62% of consumers, the survey reports.
  • / Technology

    Survey Finds Online Privacy "Gap"

    Ninety percent of online marketers say self-regulation is adequately protecting the privacy rights of consumers at their own companies -- but only 46% believe it's working for the industry in general. And that's not the only "privacy gap" highlighted by a new survey from Palo Alto, Calif.-based Responsys.com, a provider of online direct marketing solutions. Of 352 online marketers surveyed, almost half believe that consumers feel their online...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    Ninety percent of online marketers say self-regulation is adequately protecting the privacy rights of consumers at their own companies -- but only 46% believe it's working for the industry in general. And that's not the only "privacy gap" highlighted by a new survey from Palo Alto, Calif.-based…
  • / Marketing

    Privacy gets the sale

    To be successful online, businesses must provide the personalized service that Web shoppers want and take steps to ensure privacy and security, according to a new (www.ibm.com/services) IBM Corp. survey on consumer privacy attitudes in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany. The IBM Multi-National Consumer Privacy Study underscores consumer interest in online privacy protection, says IBM. The report also suggests businesses with good privacy policies and...

    Posted 01/19/2001Don DavisPost a comment

    To be successful online, businesses must provide the personalized service that Web shoppers want and take steps to ensure privacy and security, according to a new (www.ibm.com/services) IBM Corp. survey on consumer privacy attitudes in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany. The IBM Multi-National Consumer…
  • If retailers don`t safeguard consumers` privacy online, the government will

    Not long ago I dined at a restaurant and unbeknownst to me the waiter stole my credit card number. I found a whopping $1,253 charge on my statement the following week (the waiter was found to have a box of credit card receipts in his possession) and I didn’t even think about security or privacy! I heard another story from a direct marketing company that caught an employee capturing credit card information from people who were calling to order...

    Posted 12/26/2000Don DavisPost a comment

    Not long ago I dined at a restaurant and unbeknownst to me the waiter stole my credit card number. I found a whopping $1,253 charge on my statement the following week (the waiter was found to have a box of credit card receipts in his possession) and I didn’t even think about security or privacy!…

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