Online privacy

Political pressure builds for FTC to punish Facebook with more than a “bargain” fine

Sens Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Josh Hawley (R-MO) expressed frustration with a federal probe into Facebook’s privacy practices, urging the government to move more swiftly and consider imposing tough punishments that target the company’s top ex

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Senate Banking Committee

Date: 
Tue, 05/07/2019 - 10:00

Witnesses 

  1. Mr. Peter Chase

    Senior Fellow

    The German Marshall Fund of the United States

  2. Mr. Jay Cline

    Privacy And Consumer Protection Leader

    PwC US

  3. Mr. Maciej Ceglowski

    Founder

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Facebook has told federal investigators it’s open to heightened oversight of its privacy practices

Apparently, Facebook has told the Federal Trade Commission it is willing to submit to greater oversight of its data-collection practices — from the launching of new services to the decisions of its top executives — in order to end a wide-ranging f

Amazon's neighborhood watch app raises discrimination, privacy fears

Advocates and experts are worried that an Amazon-owned mobile app, used by owners of its Ring security cameras to upload videos for neighbors to see, could entrench racial discrimination and violate people's privacy. The app, called Neighbors, is

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National Institute of Standards and Technology

Department of Commerce

Date: 
Mon, 05/13/2019 - 08:30 to Tue, 05/14/2019 - 16:30

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will be hosting the second in a series of public workshops on the development of the Privacy Framework: An Enterprise Risk Management Tool (‘‘Privacy Framework’’) on May 13–14, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. In this two-day event, attendees will have an opportunity to actively engage in facilitated discussions to advance the development of the Privacy Framework.



FCC Commissioner Rosenworcel Calls for Update on Sale of Real-Time Location Data

To safeguard the privacy and safety of American consumers, Commissioner Rosenworcel sent letters to major phone companies to confirm whether they have lived up to their commitments to end location aggregation services.

Facebook's off-again, on-again affair with privacy

As Mark Zuckerberg filled in the details of his new, privacy-oriented vision of Facebook at the F8 developers conference, he left out a key episode from the past: Long before Facebook's pivot to privacy, the company pivoted to make everything more

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New America’s Open Technology Institute and Color of Change

Date: 
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 15:00 to 16:30

After 20 years of corporations failing to self-regulate on privacy, strong federal privacy legislation may finally be in sight. As privacy scandals continue to ravage the front page, and states continue to pass privacy legislation in the absence of federal action, Congress is under more and more pressure to pass privacy protections. Thus far, the conversation has focused disproportionately on transparency and preempting state laws like the California Consumer Privacy Act.



How healthy is the internet?

A compilation of research, interviews, and analysis aims to show that while the worldwide consequences of getting things wrong with the internet could be huge – for peace and security, for political and individual freedoms, for human equality – th

Interoperability = Privacy + Competition

As Congress and other relevant stakeholders debate how to protect Americans’ privacy, a key concern is making sure that new legislation doesn’t entrench the power of big tech incumbents.