Online privacy

U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with Microsoft data privacy fight

Supreme Court justices wrestled with Microsoft’s dispute with the US Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas, with some signaling support for the government and others urging Con

Sponsor: 

Federal Trade Commission

Date: 
Thu, 06/27/2019 - 08:15 to 17:00

PrivaxcyCon will focus on the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security.

FTC Chairman Joe Simons will provide opening remarks for PrivacyCon 2019, which will be followed by four sessions of presentations and discussions on research submitted for the event.



AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile Hit With FCC Complaint Over Sale of Phone Location Data

Public interest groups and telecommunications experts filed a complaint with the Federal Communication Commission centering on how AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and Verizon sold their customers' real-time location data to third parties without those

Facebook Worries Emails Could Show Zuckerberg Knew of Questionable Privacy Practices

Apparently, Facebook uncovered emails that appear to connect Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg to potentially problematic privacy practices at the company.

Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too

Thousands of jails and prisons across the US use a company called Securus Technologies to provide and monitor calls to inmates.

Commissioner O'Rielly Remarks Before American Society of Civil Engineers Conference

Unlike many of the distinguished panelists and engineers in this room who will be actively involved in planning and deploying the next-generation networks, smart cities, and connected transportation systems of the future, the Federal Communication

Sponsor: 

Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, Center for Digital Democracy, Color of Change, Consumer Action, Consumer Federation of America, Media Justice, Public Citizen and U.S. PIRG

Date: 
Tue, 06/11/2019 - 15:30 to 17:00

Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) as well as leading advocates for digital privacy and civil rights will brief Hill staff and the press on how people of color, women, immigrants, the LGBTQ community and other marginalized groups are harmed by the commercial surveillance system and suggest possible remedies.

Any privacy legislation must be grounded in civil rights and focused on minimizing the disparate and discriminatory impacts of data, digital and algorithmic practices.



Fresh Hurdle for Bipartisanship on Privacy

Two House lawmakers looking to craft a consensus data privacy bill found themselves on opposite sides of an emerging debate: whether legislation should create a new privacy division at the Federal Trade Commission.

Governor of Maine signs nation’s strictest internet privacy protection bill

Gov Janet Mills (D-ME) signed the nation’s toughest internet privacy protection bill into law. The new law requires customers to proactively allow internet service providers to use their personal data.

Apple's strong-arming for privacy

Apple is leveraging its platform's market power to help users protect their privacy.