Online privacy

Pai's Moves Ahead of FCC Hearing

The Federal Communications Commission supplied Democratic leaders on the House Commerce Committee with an update on a long-running probe of wireless carriers’ unauthorized disclosure of subscriber location data to third parties.

Schatz Leads Group Of 16 Senators In Reintroducing Legislation To Help Protect People’s Personal Data Online

Sen Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) -- the top Democrat on the Senate Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet Subcommittee -- led a group of 16 senators in reintroducing legislation to protect people’s personal data online.

Game on: What to make of Senate privacy bills and hearing

Although separate Republican and Democratic bills are not the joint bipartisan proposal widely anticipated for several months, the bills and the hearing this week kick off the concrete discussion about privacy legislation that stakeholders have wa

Privacy for America Releases Detailed Policy Framework to Provide Strong Data Privacy Protections for All Americans

Privacy for America, a coalition of top advertising trade organizations and companies, released a comprehensive new framework for nationwide privacy legislation that would fundamentally change the way consumer privacy and security are protected in

Senators' year-end push on privacy

After months of talks on bipartisan legislation, Senate Commerce Committee leaders have unveiled dueling privacy bills ahead of a hearing on Dec 4. But insiders believe the process might still yield a compromise both parties can embrace. Sen.

We asked 2020 Democratic candidates 7 key questions on technology

Tech has been given surprisingly little airtime during the 2020 Democratic primaries.


Public Knowledge

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 15:30 to 17:30

A discussion on BigTech and data portability. Authors Michael Weinberg and Gabriel Nicholas of the Engelberg Center at NYU will present their new paper “Data Portability and Platform Competition: Is User Data Exported From Facebook Actually


Senate Commerce Committee

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 10:00

How legislative proposals intend to provide consumers with more security, transparency, choice, and control over personal information both online and offline.Proposals that provide the Federal Trade Commission with more resources and authority to oversee business data practices in the marketplace.


Reactions to the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act

Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) unveiled comprehensive federal online privacy legislation to establish privacy rights, outlaw harmful and deceptive practices, and improve data security safeguards for the record numbe

Top Democratic Senators unveil new online privacy bill, promising tough penalties for data abuse

Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) led Sens Biran Schatz (D-HI), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Amy Klobuarch (D-MN) in unveiling the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA), which proposes tough new punishments for Facebook,