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It Is Time to Move On from the W3C “Do Not Track” Process

Three years ago, the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) joined with a wide range of constituencies at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Tracking Protection Working Group in an attempt to turn the phrase “do not track” into a meaningful global privacy standard that addresses both technical and policy challenges. NAI brought a unique perspective to the discussions because of our understanding of both privacy issues and online advertising our appreciation for the unique role of responsible third parties in delivering relevant digital advertisements.

NAI’s Staff Brief Members on Groundbreaking Work

It’s been quite a month for NAI. We’ve been able to demonstrate to the industry and privacy community why we are the leading self-regulatory association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital advertising.

Self-Regulation…with Teeth

I attended the International Association of Privacy Professional’s Digital Advertising & Privacy conference in NYC.  The sold out event hit some of the hottest and most critical issues in privacy today and also showcased why NAI is the leading self-regulatory association dedicated to responsible data collection and its use for digital adv

NAI Leading the Way on High Standards for Health Data

The use of health data in advertising continues to be a hot topic and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has long taken the view that information about health and medical conditions may be sensitive.  In a recent speech before the U.S.

Passing the Torch at NAI

It is my passion for technology, innovation and privacy that first led me to NAI and it has been my privilege to serve as CEO for the past three years, but I've decided to pass the torch.  I am writing this post to share the news that I have decided not to renew my contract with NAI in order to pursue new opp

Looking Toward the Future: NAI's New Compliance Software

A blog post by Shaq Katikala, NAI's Compliance and Technology Fellow

Who Reads those Privacy Policy Statements on Websites? NAI Does!

In a recent post “Transparency Should Be the New Privacy,” on the IAPP Blog “Privacy Perspectives,” Richard Beaumont writes:  “The privacy policy is the document on any website least likely to inform the visitor in any meaningful way…The reality is that the privacy policy is designed to protect the owners in the case of a dispute—which is what most legal documents are designed to do.


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