Online privacy

FTC Approves Roughly $5 Billion Facebook Settlement

Apparently, the Federal Trade Commission voted to approve a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook over a long-running probe into the company’s privacy missteps.

President Trump's social media summit was a spectacle. Here are the real takeaways for Big Tech.

Beyond the circus-like atmosphere of the White House social media summit, the conference had serious implications for Silicon Valley.

Schools Wrestle With Privacy of Digital Data Collected on Students

Data generated in the classroom is becoming a heated front in the battle over digital privacy, but privacy experts say the issue is more complicated than it might seem. Many school districts have hundreds, if not thousands, of vendors that collect

Rep Collins releases principles to protect online data property and privacy

House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Doug Collins (R-GA) released guiding principles for legislation he plans to draft and introduce to protect online data as the property of consumers and establish privacy protections for online users. “When

House Lawmakers Target Sept, Oct for Data Privacy Bill

As talks on a data privacy bill reportedly lose steam in the Senate, two Democratic House aides said the House Commerce Committee is targeting the end of Sept or early Oct to introduce its own version of privacy legislation.

Privacy advocates worry FTC will fall short in addressing YouTube children's privacy practices

Consumer advocates are pushing for the Federal Trade Commission to come down hard on YouTube’s handling of children’s videos after conversations with the agency’s leadership prompted concerns about how regulators would be approaching a settlement

5 Lessons the US Can Learn from European Privacy Efforts

Given that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has fallen short of expectations, policymakers in other countries have an opportunity to do better, rather than repeat Europe’s mistakes. Five lessons to learn:


National Institute of Standards and Technology

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 07:30 to Tue, 07/09/2019 - 16:30

NIST will be hosting the third in a series of public workshops on the development of the Privacy Framework: An Enterprise Risk Management Tool

The House Passed an Appropriations Bill. With a Message for the FCC.

On June 26, the US House of Representatives passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act (H.R.

Trump officials weigh encryption crackdown

Senior Trump administration officials met to discuss whether to seek legislation prohibiting tech companies from using forms of encryption that law enforcement can’t break — a provocative step that would reopen a long-running feud between federal