Do Androids Dream of Mobile Digital Ads? I’m Speaking at FTC next Tuesday on Mobile Marketing and Consumer Protection

The mobile marketing ecosystem, as its called by the industry, poses significant consumer protection and privacy concerns. Next week, the FTC is holding a two-day town hall meeting on mobile marketing. The commission has invited me to participate on the mobile advertising and marketing panel. The public and many policymakers are entirely unaware of what’s soon coming. The FTC and policymakers must do a better job both educating the public and asking them to speak out about how the marketing system should be structured. Safeguards will be required, including for youth. I will try and deliver a “click to call to action” overview.

Author: jeff

Jeff Chester is executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy. A former journalist and filmmaker, Jeff's book on U.S. electronic media politics, entitled "Digital Destiny: New Media and the Future of Democracy" was published by The New Press in January 2007. He is now working on a new book about interactive advertising and the public interest.

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