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Children’s Privacy: Too big to care, Meta?

Meta’s big. Kids are small, powerless, and okay to take advantage of, seems to be a foundational way of thinking at Meta from CEO Mark Zuckerberg at the top down through the ranks if new reports are to be believed. Redacted historical documents just unsealed in a New Mexico lawsuit showed that young users were being marketed to intentionally and inappropriately – and, much worse, that people at Meta knew there was a massive volume of sexually explicit content being shared between adults and young people, but repeated warnings and requests from some staff to have that stopped were ignored.

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Need for privacy expertise way up, but budgets headed down in 2024

January 23, 2024

ISACA, a global association focused on security, governance, risk and privacy education surveyed more than 1,300 data privacy professionals on how their company was handling staffing and support for privacy. Key findings were that demand for technical roles is likely to increase, board prioritization of privacy is expected to hold steady, though more than half surveyed expected privacy budgets to decrease this year. Also consistent with last year is expert-level privacy professionals are the most difficult to hire.

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Ad Fontes Media Partners with The Trade Desk to Support Brand Safe Advertising

February 23, 2024

Ad Fontes Media, a company that rates news sites for reliability and bias, has announced the integration of its rating data with The Trade Desk’s programmatic advertising platform. This will allow the screening out of highly partisan, AI-generated and clickbait sites, preferentially serving ads to sites containing quality journalism. Directing ad spend to low quality sites not only wastes dollars and threatens brand safety but de-monetizes quality news operations.

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