In 2015, a data broker helped anti-abortion groups target women in clinic waiting rooms. The Massachusetts attorney general decided to act.
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The FTC has a complex and uncertain road ahead with its proposed rulemaking.
The federal privacy bill currently being considered by the House of Representatives would be a huge improvement over the current state of law with respect to the cybersecurity of personal information, but a few key areas need adjustment.
If it can stand the test of time, the ADPPA would establish a strong national standard that raises the bar for privacy in all 50 states.
What’s the best path forward for platform transparency regulation?
The American Data Privacy and Protection Act would provide numerous substantive privacy protections that are long overdue.
Europe’s new Digital Markets Act is in tension with the General Data Protection Regulation, and the practical impact may be bad for privacy and competition.
A legislative deadlock in Brussels risks the future of U.S.-EU negotiations.
The laws already in California and Vermont do not put any meaningful controls on companies selling, licensing and otherwise sharing Americans’ sensitive data on the open market—and the new bills are no different.
Rather than focusing on single vectors of data collection and transmission, the U.S. government must respond comprehensively to the many vectors of data collection, aggregation, buying, selling and sharing that pose risks to national security.