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NY Times Discussion on Internet Privacy vs. Personalization, Led by M. Zwillinger and Other Tech Leaders

Published On: Oct. 31, 2011

Last Updated: Oct. 05, 2020

Last Friday Oct. 28th Marc Zwillinger and other panelists participated in the latest discussion on the conflict between Privacy and Personalization on the internet.  The TimesOpen discussion was hosted at The New York Times and included ZwillGen’s Marc Zwillinger; Edward Felten, Chief Technologist at the Federal Trade Commission and Princeton computer science professor; Randall Rothenberg, President and CEO of the Internet Advertising Bureau; Colin O’Malley, Chief strategy officer at Evidon, the operator of Ghostery; and Duncan Watts, Principal research scientist at Yahoo! Research.

The start of the discussion touched mostly on the general landscape of all the players involved in the digital realm; consumers, advertisers, marketing and information collecting services, etc. Then the panelists discussed the current policy that governs privacy in the digital realm, how the policy could be improved and what policies to stay away from. To watch the full discussion click here, to read the Times recap article click here.