Shedding Light on a Few Things

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

A little over a year ago, AT&T’s unwieldy privacy policy, which actually numbered 17 different policies, and came in at 37,000-plus words, was shrunk to one policy, at a more svelte 8,000’ish words. I tell you this because, as some of you know, the duties of chief privacy officer were added to my day job… Read more »

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It Takes a Village

by Chris Boyer

Assistant Vice President of Global Public Policy

Cybersecurity.  Cyberwarfare.  Cyber criminals. The words alone are unnerving and the issues they raise are challenging and deeply complex.  I’ve been working in this area for a while now and I’m still amazed by its ever-changing landscape.  Protecting our nation’s networks is critical and a top priority for network operators as well as regulators and… Read more »

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Giving Consumers Control with AdChoices

by Bob Quinn

Senior Executive Vice President of External & Legislative Affairs

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I usually write about issues concerning the reclassification of broadband and comic strips. Well, now you can throw privacy issues into the mix since I recently took on the role of AT&T’s Chief Privacy Officer.  Dorothy Attwood is moving on to a new challenge… Read more »

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This Ain’t No Buzz Kill

The recent focus on the privacy policies of social networks reminded me of the changes to our Privacy Policies made last summer. When we launched our revamped Privacy Policy last August – we collapsed 17 different Policies into one, plain-language, easy-to-understand set of privacy commitments (take a look at it and tell us what you think).  … Read more »

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When you can’t spot the product, then you ARE the product

By Ellen Blackler, AT&T Executive Director – Public Policy If the customer is always right, it matters a lot if you are the customer or the product. I have been shaking my head over Google’s introduction of BUZZ wondering how they could have misread the privacy interests so badly. What were they thinking?  Surely any… Read more »

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National Data Privacy Day

By Ellen Blackler, AT&T Executive Director – Public Policy Today is National Data Privacy Day, a worldwide effort to raise awareness, improve transparency and generate dialogue surrounding data privacy issues impacting individuals, companies and governments. Obviously, this is a good time to review the state of data privacy in the online world and AT&T’s ongoing… Read more »

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