Advancing privacy best practices and operating independent, third-party accountability programs to help businesses and consumers navigate the digital marketplace
Businesses that collect personal information understand the critical need to comply with privacy and data protection laws. But from small startups to global enterprises, some businesses choose to do more: leading the way by demonstrating their embrace of privacy standards and best practices that set the tone for their industry.
BBB National Programs works with individual companies, industry groups, and regulators to develop, monitor, and enforce robust privacy standards. Our trusted privacy programs deliver independent accountability for privacy promises, whether built on self-regulatory principles or legal requirements, tailored to respond to the unique privacy challenges presented by specific data types, like children’s data, or use cases, such as emerging technologies and cross-border transfers.
Global Privacy Division
The Privacy Initiatives team works with businesses to drive the adoption of unified privacy practices, facilitate consumer education and choice, and offer consumers accessible, no-cost privacy dispute resolution. We understand how to craft enforceable and fair mechanisms that protect consumers in the marketplace, and enable responsible businesses to compete on trust and accountability.
A Not-So-Sweet Sixteen? Teen Online Privacy and Safety Faces New Policy Dilemmas
Spilling the Tea on AI Accountability: An Analysis of NTIA Stakeholder Comments
A Privacy Review a Day, Keeps the Regulators Away
Creating a Uniform Approach to AI Accountability
The Government Purchase of Private Data
In this episode of Privacy Abbreviated, professor Matthew Tokson joins our hosts to discuss how the collection and sale of private data may help government agencies circumvent legal requirements.
Filling Privacy Gaps with Soft Law Solutions
In this episode of Privacy Abbreviated, our hosts are joined by the Future of Privacy Forum’s Jameson Spivack to discuss how industry-developed standards and best practices can guide policymaking allowing hard law to adopt the lessons learned from soft law.
BBB National Programs’ Statement on Adoption of Adequacy for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
McLean, VA – July 11, 2023 – Dona Fraser, BBB National Programs’ Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives, issued a statement on behalf of BBB National Programs today on the European Commission’s official adoption of its adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (EU-US DPF).
BBB National Programs’ Statement on Executive Order to Implement the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework
McLean, VA – October 07, 2022 – Dona Fraser, BBB National Programs’ Senior Vice President, Privacy Initiatives, issued the following statement today on the Biden Administration’s Executive Order to implement U.S. commitments under the European Union-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.
Privacy Watchdog Brings Temu into Compliance with Digital Advertising Privacy Best Practices
McLean, VA – August 29, 2023 - The Digital Advertising Accountability Program (DAAP) brought WhaleCo into compliance with the DAA Principles. Since beginning U.S. operations in September 2022, Shanghai-based WhaleCo’s mobile application, Temu, has quickly risen to become one of the top downloaded free apps.
Privacy Watchdog Brings Sharethrough into Compliance with Digital Advertising Privacy Best Practices
McLean, VA – July 31, 2023 - The Digital Advertising Accountability Program (DAAP) brought Sharethrough, a Montreal-based advertising exchange, into compliance with the DAA Self-Regulatory Principles for online interest-based advertising.
IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. 2023