We are disappointed the California Assembly Privacy and Consumer Protection Committee will not hear A.B. 1760 , which would have substantially strengthened the California Consumer Privacy Act. Tomorrow, the Privacy Committee will instead vote on several bills backed by Big Tech interests that will erode the CCPA and the promises this law made to give all Californians the privacy rights they want and deserve.
American standards on data collection could shape political and business decisions across the world, said Jeff Chester, president of the Center for Digital Democracy, a privacy think tank that opposes overturning of state-level privacy laws.
The new legislation gives whistleblowers who report breaches of EU law a "high level of protection". LuxLeaks: Whistleblowers working for PricewaterhouseCoopers leaked documents exposing favourable tax arrangements offered by Luxembourg to some of the world's biggest companies while European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was prime minister.
Dylan Gilbert, a policy fellow at the nonprofit Public Knowledge, said that "Senator Markey's Privacy Bill of Rights Act sets a strong, rights-based standard for consumer privacy protection under federal law that goes beyond mere notice and choice.".
The Save the Internet Act would lock into law the protections for net neutrality that came in the 2015 Open Internet Order and require the FCC to take action when ISPs give unfair preferential treatment to certain types of content or content sources.
“One of the speakers at the rally claimed that the Kremlin wanted to press a button and switch the Internet off,” he told the Russian wire agency Interfax.
The EU argues that up until now, online platforms such as YouTube and Google News have been making huge sums of money by hosting or directing people to creative content – but haven’t been funnelling much of that cash back to the people who the content in the first place.
Rather than wait for court action, Utah legislators passed this latest privacy law, which requires law enforcement to obtain a warrant with probable cause in order to access any electronic data held by a third party, at least in most cases.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, speaking recently during an on-stage interview at World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland, lead the calls for the global introduction of legislation that enshrines data privacy as a human right.
Below is the prepared testimony of Gabriel Weinberg , CEO & Founder of DuckDuckGo, before the United States Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on GDPR & CCPA: Opt-ins, Consumer Control, and the Impact on Competition and Innovation .
"We consider the framework as it currently stands unnecessarily exposes people to harm because the fundamental privacy safeguards are not in place and risks have been severely underestimated by the government," the APF wrote in its submission [PDF] in response to the Treasury Laws Amendment (Consumer Data Right) Bill 2019.
Industry lobbyists are putting a lot of pressure on Congress to come up with a set of Federal privacy regulations that are less stringent in their demands for personal data protection and less destructive to existing business models than the Golden State legislation.
In our submission, we cited possible impacts of the act on the local technology sector including creating a distrust of Australia and Australian companies, causing financial losses to tech business, and creating confusion and stress among technical talent.
BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s military-appointed parliament on Thursday passed a controversial cybersecurity law that gives sweeping powers to state cyber agencies, despite concerns from businesses and activists over judicial oversight and potential abuse of power.
It enables the authorities to ask technology companies nicely for help decrypting a user’s communications, using an order called a technical assistant request (TAR). FastMail, an Australian email provider that prides itself on secure email services, worried in its own letter that government access to encrypted communication would damage consumer trust.
While many people are enjoying the genealogical research aided by companies such as 23andMe, Ancestry.com , and MyHeritage, they are also unaware that law enforcement is using them as “genetic informants.” In fact, Family Tree DNA has been allowing the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to submit suspects’ DNA in order to investigate unsolved violent crimes.
Most significantly, tech companies themselves have been lobbying Congress to pass national legislation that would override an emerging patchwork of state privacy laws – particularly new rules set to take effect in California next year that would give the state’s attorney-general broad powers to police Silicon Valley.
Here’s what some tech companies and a key industry group want in any future privacy legislation: Google/Internet Association In general, both parties agree on the following Apple:
The proposed database appears to be focused on making it easier for law enforcement to use DNA in investigations, but Kaye said it's not targeting the right people to make a significant impact when it comes to solving cases.
The proposal relies entirely on the ICAO standard but fails to investigate its security and to take into account some key differences (although they are mentioned in the impact assessment): a citizen doesn’t carry their passport all the time, and are not obliged by law to do so, which is not true for ID cards in some Member States.
Two bills introduced in the Kansas House on Wednesday generate funding for human trafficking programs by requiring all new internet-capable telephones or computers sold in the state to feature anti-pornography software and by mandating adult entertainment businesses charge a special admissions tax.
As face recognition technology (or FRT) collects information of a person’s facial features, its classed under biometric data, which is labeled as “sensitive personal data.” The verbatim definition of biometric data in GDPR is … [Biometric data] means personal data resulting from specific technical processing relating to the physical, physiological or behavioural characteristics of a natural person, which allow or confirm the unique identification of that natural person, such as facial images or dactyloscopic data.
Google's top policy chief has called for "common rules of the road" globally when it comes to the regulation of technology, amid ongoing debate around the world on how to create legislation for the internet economy.
“It doesn’t necessarily contemplate the same broader set of rights that the Washington one does – it’s two different ways of tackling similar problems.” But how far the Washington legislation actually goes to mirror GDPR efficiency is not without its criticisms – administering the law is an issue of particular notability.
“This is the first piece of legislation that I’ve seen that really takes facial recognition technology as serious as it is warranted and treats it as uniquely dangerous.” Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University Privacy laws in Texas and Illinois require anyone recording biometric data, including face scans and fingerprints, to give people notice and obtain their consent.
The current text of a Bolsonaro’s bill , which he wrote as a congressman, replaces the previous requirement of court orders with a pre-authorization for specific law enforcement agents, connected to the Brazilian Army and police, to obtain communications metadata (defined by Law n.