Online privacy

Thanks to Facebook, your cellphone company is watching you more closely than ever

Among the mega-corporations that surveil you, your cellphone carrier has always been one of the keenest monitors, in constant contact with the one small device you keep on you at almost every moment.

Sen Hawley Introduces Do Not Track Act

Sen Josh Hawley (R-MO) announced he will introduce the Do Not Track Act to give control over personal data back to users. The legislation: 

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Warned Lying to Congress Is Bad

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) wrote a letter to Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai asking if he would like to correct his testimony delivered to the House Commerce Committee at an oversight hearing May 15. Warning FCC Pai that “lying to C

Commissioner Rosenworcel Releases Responses to Call for an Update on the Sale of Real-Time Location Data

Earlier in May, Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel sent letters to major phone companies asking for an update on their progress toward halting the sale of customers’ real-time location information.

Centering Civil Rights in the Privacy Debate

Can Congress prevent the disproportionate harm inflicted on marginalized communities from at times irresponsible commercial data practices?

Privacy + Antitrust?

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), whose House Commerce Subcommittee is leading efforts to craft privacy legislation, raised the prospect of tackling concerns over competition and data protection at the same time.

The 2019 Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index

Microsoft has unseated Google at the top of the 2019 Corporate Accountability Index. Telefónica outpaced Vodafone among telecommunications companies.

House Communications Subcommittee FCC Oversight Hearing

As expected, the Democratic leaders on the House Communications Subcommittee used the Federal Communications Commission oversight hearing to hammer FCC Chairman Ajit Pai over policies and actions with which they strongly disagree. In his opening s

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Senate Judiciary Committee

Date: 
Tue, 05/21/2019 - 10:00

Witnesses

  1. Professor Avi Goldfarb
    Ellison Professor of Marketing
    Rotman School of Management

    University of Toronto

    Toronto, Canada

  2. Dr. Fiona M. Scott Morton, Ph.D.

    Theodore Nierenberg Professor Of Economics

    Yale School of Management

    New Haven , CT

  3. Mr. Brian O'Kelley

    Founder And Former CEO

    AppNexus Inc.

    New York , NY

  4. Dr. Johnny Ryan, Ph.D.

    Chief Policy & Industry Relations Officer

    Brave

    San Francisco , CA



FCC Commissioners Say the Agency Won’t Tell Them About Phone Location Data Investigation

Federal Communications Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Geoffrey Starks say that the FCC has not been forthcoming about its investigation into the sale of consumers' real-time cell phone location data by AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobil