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…
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.
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.
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
Several states have passed, or are attempting to pass, their own versions of CCPA, leaving consumers stuck with a messy patchwork of differing regulations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our data is being collected and has been collected since the dawn of the internet.