The Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights signed on to a coalition letter to the Federal Trade Commission on privacy safeguards in the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) rule by expanding the definition of personal information, limiting the duration information is retained, and improving the mechanisms for protecting this personal information. Updated COPPA [...]
The Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights joined The Sikh Coalition and 35 other groups on a letter calling for an audit of the Transportation Security Agency’s racial profiling practices. Coalition Letter to DHS on Racial Profiling Audit U.S. Department of Homeland Security Washington, DC 20528 The Honorable Charles K. Edwards Acting Inspector General [...]
CFPHR Joins Coalition for Tax Competition Letter Against OECD Subsidies CTC OECD Defunding Letter 2011 COALITION FOR TAX COMPETITION October 25, 2011 Dear U. S. Senators and U. S. Representatives: As part of an overall effort to help control the size of government, we believe Americantaxpayers should not subsidize the Organization for Economic Cooperation and [...]
Jansen Quoted in Roll Call Defending Campaign Donor Privacy “Campaigns Make Cash Off Donor Contact Information,” by Alex Knott, October 18, 2011 “We shouldn’t have to give up our privacy just to exercise our right to political expression,” said J. Bradley Jansen, director of the Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights. Jansen is against [...]
CFPHR Joins EPIC Comments to DHS Challenging Proposal Expanding Access to Terrorist Watch List Comments on DHS 2011 0060 and 0061FINAL More info here http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0811/080811cc1.htm and here http://www.homelandsecuritynewswire.com/dhss-new-terrorist-database-rankles-privacy-groups and here http://www.charityandsecurity.org/news/Groups_Oppose_Proposed_Secret_DHS_Watchlist_Database
Bradley Jansen hosted a panel on Privacy Policies at the Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2011 Conference on Tuesday June 14th. Thanks to Steve Meyer of Chain of Evidence for the pic and podcast. Thanks to Monique for the video Computers Freedom Privacy Conference 2011-Privacy Policies from Monique Altheim on Vimeo. Listen to the podcast here.
CFPHR Joins EPIC Comments on E-Verify EPIC E-Verify Comments Final 06.08.11 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Comments of EPICComments on DHS-2011-030 June 8, 20111 COMMENTS OF THE ELECTRONIC PRIVACY INFORMATION CENTER Joined By THE 5-11 CAMPAIGN THE ALA WASHINGTON OFFICE THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION THE AMERICAN POLICY CENTER THE CENTER FOR FINANCIAL PRIVACY AND [...]
The Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights joined a group letter standing up for whistleblower protections regarding Congressional attempts to weak them at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Whistleblowers are important tool to root out waste, fraud and abuse.
Testimony of J. Bradley Jansen of the Center for Financial Privacy and Human Rights against an IRS proposal to require US financial institutions to collect interest information on financial accounts for non-resident Americans to help other countries’ tax collectors.
Center joined on to comments with the Identity Project and others concerning the State Department’s Biographical Questionnaire for passport applications. More information here: http://papersplease.org/wp/2011/03/18/state-dept-proposes-biographical-questionnaire-for-passport-applicants/