Privacy Update

Eight federal regulators have released the final model templates for financial institutions’ privacy disclosures under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act.  The templates’ ultimate reach is broader than financial institutions, since variations of the template have been adopted across the web.

The FTC has released the agenda of the first of three public “Exploring Privacy” roundtables to be held on December 7th at the FTC Conference Center and announced that the second roundtable will be held on January 28th at UC Berkeley Law School.  The programs will be available via webcast.

Behavioral Targeting will be a key issue in the roundtables.  One of the panelists will be the Network Advertising Initiative which has launched a browser tool to enable users to opt-out of online profiling that could deflate privacy advocates calls for industry regulation.   More info:  Short video on NAI tool, FTC Exploring Privacy website.