Encryption Provides Millions with Privacy and Security
By Rich Sill Privacy and security are the utmost priorities of millions of internet users. Popular messaging apps like WhatsApp from Meta, Signal and Telegram all use end-to-end encryption to keep users’ messages and searches private and secure. Users’ messages are scrambled up by their devices and then unscrambled by…
Contact Tracing is an Opportunity for Tech Companies to Prove they Value Privacy
The combination of Bluetooth signals, decentralization, and strong encryption should result in Google and Apple developing a system that is about as close to anonymous as possible.
Senate Republicans Take Another Stab at Data Privacy
According to its sponsors, the COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act is meant to answer these questions by providing Americans with “transparency, choice, and control over the collection and use of their personal health, geolocation, and proximity data.
Privacy Litigation: Emerging Trends and Regulatory Implications
A recurring theme in privacy legislation discussions is that many of the problems caused by the patchwork system could be mitigated by federal legislation addressing data protection
CCPA Continues to Dominate Data Privacy Discussion
Several states have passed, or are attempting to pass, their own versions of CCPA, leaving consumers stuck with a messy patchwork of differing regulations.
Senate Commerce Committee Examines Federal Preemption, Private Right of Action at Privacy Hearing
Witnesses from the private sector and civil society groups pushed for comprehensive federal legislation today at a Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee hearing on consumer data privacy.
A Market-Based, User-Controlled Approach to Data Privacy
The market for user data is a relatively new marketplace where individuals are affected by a company’s practices, but those individuals are not the company’s customers.
Antitrust Chiefs Discuss Data Privacy, Competition on the Hill
Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons warned against adopting a privacy framework similar to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on November 13.
Free State Foundation on Privacy Regulation: Why, What, and When
The Free State Foundation hosted a policy seminar June 26 featuring Federal Trade Commissioner Noah Phillips and Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) to discuss potential new privacy regulation at all levels of government.
No Two Companies Are The Same When It Comes To Data Collection
Our data is being collected and has been collected since the dawn of the internet.