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  1. Is Google Sucking the Life Out of Your Identity? Are They Alone?

    Since the function of an identity provider under the auspices of NSTIC (National Strategy For Trusted Identities In Cyberspace) is curiously unfettered by such niceties as any sort of regulation, Google can now store essentially any and all data...

  2. SEMPO Appeals to FTC for Updated Search Engine Disclosure Guidelines

    Updated guidelines would eliminate the need for more prescriptive regulation of search website results, which we believe could be harmful. SEMPO has reached out to the FTC before, most recently in November last year when they protested “heavy...

  3. Search Marketing and Social Media in Regulated Industries

    It's not just one regulation or law that has yet to be interpreted for two-way digital channels, but many, and some are easier to apply than others. For example, sites created by companies and agencies serving government entities must be "508...

  4. SEMPO Tells Government: Don't Censor Search Engines

    A small fraction of the population believes in a true "free market" that follows the laissez-faire model, but the majority of us are glad to have both government resources (public streets, parks, schools, and libraries to name a few) and...

  5. Google Transparency Report Now Shows User Data Requests

    The Push for Open Data and New Regulation The Google Transparency Report has been updated to include data on Government requests for user information. Google notes the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which allows government data requests...