Online privacy

Federal Broadband Policy Update

Significant broadband policy continues to take shape: the Save the Internet Act advanced to the full House Committee on Energy & Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission launched a study into the privacy practices of internet service providers,

Action Needed to Strengthen Oversight of Consumer Reporting Agencies

[Prepared statement before the House Economic and Consumer Policy Subcommittee]

FTC Seeks to Examine the Privacy Practices of Broadband Providers

The Federal Trade Commission issued orders to seven US Internet broadband providers and related entities seeking information the agency will use to examine how broadband companies collect, retain, use, and disclose information about consumers and

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Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection

Senate Commerce Committee

Date: 
Tue, 03/26/2019 - 14:30

The hearing will focus on the data privacy issues that impact small businesses and the unique challenges they face with laws designed for larger companies. 

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Utah Just Became a Leader in Digital Privacy

On March 12, Utah legislators voted unanimously to pass landmark legislation in support of a new privacy law that will protect private electronic data stored with third parties like Google or Facebook from free-range government access.

Court filing claims Facebook knew of Cambridge Analytica data misuse earlier than reported

Facebook knew about Cambridge Analytica’s “improper data-gathering practices” months before the Guardian first reported on them in Dec 2015, according to a court filing by the attorney general for Washington DC.

FTC plans broad review of tech data practices

According to a series of letters from Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joe Simons to US senators, the agency is planning to launch a wide-ranging study of tech companies' data practices.

The Case for Investigating Facebook

After each misdeed becomes public, Facebook alternates between denial, hollow promises and apology campaigns.