Posts Tagged: online privacy


European Commission publishes proposed text for new e-Privacy regulation

This new e-Privacy Regulation, if adopted, will replace the current e-Privacy Directive and will establish, together with the General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR, a new privacy legal …

Staying Ahead of Privacy and Security Risks in the Internet of Things

In creating a privacy and security plan, IOT companies should be mindful of regulatory enforcement for failure to fully comply with their own advertised practices. For example, …
By Taylor Ey
5 months ago 10

FCC approves broadband privacy rules, gives ISP customers the ability to opt-out of data sharing

The FCC’s broadband privacy rules require ISPs to present their customers with a choice to opt in or opt out of providing consent to use certain …
By Steve Brachmann
8 months ago 0

Business interests and consumer concerns clash at Senate hearing on FCC’s broadband privacy rules

On the morning of Tuesday, July 12th, members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation convened for a hearing on a notice of proposed …
By Steve Brachmann
12 months ago 3

Voter data security lapses call federal data protection, encryption practices into question

Much of the data security world has been abuzz since a blog post at the digital privacy website DataBreaches.net reported the disconcerting news that the personal …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 1

China’s new anti-terror law highlights tensions between national security and digital privacy

Chinese legislators have attempted to enact anti-terror legislation purportedly designed to protect Chinese citizens against terrorist threats. In late December, China passed a law requiring both telecommunications …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 0

The ‘right to be forgotten,’ an EU regulation washing up on American shores

In June, authorities in France served a formal notice to Google that it must delete certain links from it’s Google.com domain on a legal basis …

Uber’s $50 billion valuation propped up by data mining practices

Is Uber really a technology company? Essentially, Uber runs a car service and at first glance the company is no more a technology company than any other …

Judges Increasingly Allow Discovery of Private Facebook Content

The court ruled that the relevance of her photographs greatly outweighed Nucci’s minimal privacy interest. Nucci argued that she had a legitimate expectation of privacy in …
By Heather Antoine
2 years ago 1

Internet of Things fuels privacy fears at Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission is hoping to take a lead role in shaping best practices for privacy and security in the growing Internet of Things. Near the …
By Steve Brachmann
2 years ago 0

Oracle Seeks to Patent Defenses Against Search Engine Tracking

This system creates data that obfuscates the search query submitted by a user so that it cannot be tracked by a third party, while still providing relevant …
By Steve Brachmann
3 years ago 0

Aaron’s Rent-To-Own Settles FTC Computer Spying Charges

How is it possible that no one is going to jail for this? How is it possible that there were no fines levied by the FTC? According …
By Gene Quinn
4 years ago 3

Stricter COPPA Rules Go Into Effect July 2013

The 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which provides a number of rules and regulations with respect to children's online privacy, recently got an overhaul. The Federal …
By Adrienne Kendrick
4 years ago 0

FTC Strengthens Kids’ Privacy, Gives Parents Greater Control Over Their Information By Amending COPPA Rule

The Federal Trade Commission initiated a review in 2010 to ensure that the COPPA Rule keeps up with evolving technology and changes in the way children use and …

FTC to Study Data Broker Collection and Use of Consumer Data

The Federal Trade Commission issued orders requiring nine data brokerage companies to provide the agency with information about how they collect and use data about consumers. The …