Online privacy

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

House-Passed FCC Appropriations Bill Unwinds Some Pai-Backed Decisions

The House has passed an omnibus appropriations bill, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, and it funds the Federal Communications Commission.

Vermont's new data broker law shows challenge of regulating companies compiling and selling your personal information

Lawmakers in VT are at the forefront of a national movement aiming to shine a light on data brokers that buy and sell the personal information of millions of Americans with whom they have no direct relationship.

Right to Connect: A Media-Policy Roadmap for Presidential Candidates

A platform of recommended media-and-tech policies for all presidential candidates. Over the summer of 2019, Free Press Action will send the platform to each of the presidential candidates.

A Likely Chinese Hacker Crew Targeted 10 Phone Carriers to Steal Metadata

On June 24, researchers at Boston-based cybersecurity firm Cybereason revealed the results of tracking a years-long cyberespionage campaign they've called Operation Soft Cell, which they say targeted the networks of at least 10 cellular providers



Thu, 06/27/2019 - 13:30 to 16:00

Events like the Edward Snowden leaks, massive data breaches, and the Cambridge Analytica scandal have increased awareness of the data we generate from our devices and our daily lives. We have visibility into some of this data use; social media is very much in the spotlight, and users often wonder what personal information accounts for the advertisements that they are served online. But much less is known about other ways that personal information is collected and shared to support e-commerce, cloud services, business planning, and research of all kinds.