Online privacy

The fine print that could undermine new Internet privacy legislation

Right now, Congress is considering a new federal privacy law, but nearly all of the proposals on the table have ignored the crucial issue of forced-arbitration clauses in consumer contracts.

FTC Chairman Simons: The Man Deciding Facebook’s Fate

A Q&A with Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons.

Breaking down proposals for privacy legislation: How do they regulate?

Several of the draft bills related to privacy in the 116th Congress present concrete signs of an emerging shift in the underlying model for privacy regulation in the current discussion, from one based on consumer choice to another focused on busin

Love Triangle-Plus Results in Court Victory for Data Privacy

In a tail of not one but two affairs and emails between the philandering parties has come a victory for data privacy, a federal appeals court has ruled that “previously opened and delivered emails” stored 'in a web-based email client' are protecte

At hearing, Senators slam Equifax, Marriott executives for massive data breaches

Members of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations sharply rebuked Equifax and Marriott for failing to protect people’s personal data and prevent two of the largest security breaches in US history, putting hundreds of millions at risk.

Tim Berners-Lee still believes the web can be fixed, even today

30 years on, the web has been "hijacked by crooks" who could destroy it, world wide web creator Tim Berners-Lee said.


Senate Judiciary Committee

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:00

Panel I

  1. Mr. Will DeVries

    Senior Privacy Counsel

    Google, Inc.

    Mountain View , CA

  2. Mr. Alastair Mactaggart


    Californians for Consumer Privacy

    Sacramento , CA

  3. Mr. David Hoffman

    Director of Security Policy and Global Privacy Officer


FTC Seeks Comment on Proposed Amendments to Safeguards and Privacy Rules

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on proposed amendments to two rules that protect the privacy and security of customer information held by financial institutions.

Senator Amy Klobuchar: Tech industry poses biggest antitrust problem

A Q&A Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidentional nomination.

Phone numbers are the new Social Security numbers

Cellphone numbers have become a primary way for tech companies like Facebook to uniquely identify users and secure accounts, in some ways becoming a proxy for a national ID.