Online privacy

Wireless Lobby Wants FCC To Block Privacy Laws

 CTIA - The Wireless Association is joining Verizon and Comcast in asking the Federal Communications Commission to prohibit states from subjecting broadband providers to privacy rules. "The Commission ...

Missouri launches investigation into Google’s handling of consumer data

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has launched an investigation into whether Google has mishandled private customer data and manipulated its search results to favor its own products and stifle competitors.


American Bar Association

Mon, 11/13/2017 - 12:00 to 13:00

This program will explore the current boundaries between FCC and FTC jurisdiction over protecting consumer privacy. The panelists will discuss: the impact of the Restoring Internet Freedom proceeding, restoring broadband as a lightly-regulated “information service;” the latest on the 9th Circuit’s en banc review of the decision in FTC v. AT&T Mobility; and legislation on the issue, including the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly (BROWSER) Act of 2017, introduced by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN).



Rep Dingell Has Privacy Concerns Over ATSC 3.0

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) has privacy concerns about the new ATSC 3.0 next generation broadcast transmission standard and has asked both the Federal Communications Commission and the National Association of Broadcasters for some answers.

Congress Can't Compromise on Privacy

[Commentary] With the understandable focus on the will-they-or-won't-they of congressional tax reform, one of the most important tasks facing Congress before year's end has garnered little national attention: reauthorization of the law that govern

The Paradise Papers Hacking and the Consequences of Privacy

[Commentary]  With the offshore world so expansive and so in need of transparency, it often falls to journalists and those with access to leaked data to shine light on these secret dealings.

Children's Lawyers Drop Privacy Suit Against Viacom Over Tracking Cookies

Attorneys for a group of children have agreed to withdraw a long-running privacy lawsuit against Viacom.

AG Sessions blasts tech firms for blocking access to encrypted evidence

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is taking aim at technology firms for preventing law enforcement from accessing encrypted evidence for ongoing terror investigations, warning that such actions could have “deadly consequences.”  The issue has become

Google Docs Glitch That Locked Out Users Underscores Privacy Concerns

Google Docs threw some users for a loop when the service suddenly locked them out of their documents for violating Google’s terms of service. The weird part?

Verizon has a new strategy to undermine online privacy and net neutrality

Verizon has asked the Federal Communications Commission to preempt any state laws that regulate network neutrality and broadband privacy. It is possible that state governments might impose their own rules to protect consumers in their states.