Apple, Facebook Security, Privacy Squabble with Justice Dept Heats Up
Apple & Facebook reaffirm vow not to build back doors into their products for law enforcement use, despite pressure from U.S. government officials.
EU-US Privacy Shield: Four FTC Settlements Announced
FTC announces four organizations reach settlements in EU-US Privacy Shield cases.
California Expands Privacy Law to Include Passport, Biometric Data
Passports and biometric data belonging to California residents are now included in the types of personal information covered by the state’s sprawling Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Google Releases Privacy Software Tools to Developers
Google releases open source version of its differential privacy library to developers and organizations to help mask users’ personal data.
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: FTC Takes Action Against False Claims
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) takes action against companies that allegedly misrepresented compliance with EU-U.S. & Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks.
Privacy: California Gov Suggests Facebook, Google Should Pay Consumers For Their Data
California Governor Gavin Newsom proposes tech giants such as Facebook and Google, which make billions from using the private data of the state’s 40 million residents, pay them for the privilege.
How California Is Studying Blockchain: Potential Business Benefits, Privacy Risks
The state of California is studying Blockchain’s potential business benefits and risks — particularly around privacy. Hunton Andrews Kurth explains.
First GDPR Penalties Levied By Year’s End, EU Privacy Boss Says
Organizations violating the General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) privacy rules will be hit with fines, warnings or temporary bans by the end of 2018, the European Union’s privacy boss says.
Four Companies Settle FTC Allegations Regarding False EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Certifications
The FTC alleged that four companies continued to post statements on their websites about their participation in the Privacy Shield after allowing their certifications to lapse.
Report: U.K. Data Privacy Complaints Spike Under GDPR Enforcement
Privacy-related complaints have skyrocketed since the European Union’s GDPR took effect in May 2018, a new report said.