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In the face of calls for a federal consumer privacy law, California took another step toward filling this gap at the state level. The California Attorney General (AG), Xavier Becerra, released new draft regulations clarifying and expanding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) the day before the governor approved seven amendments to the law. The […]

On September 26, 2019, thirty-nine technology and law-enforcement organizations sent an open letter to Congress. The letter championed facial recognition technologies as a law enforcement tool to more efficiently promote public safety. As a reaction to an increase in public fervor against the use of facial recognition technologies nationwide, the letter proposed guidance, training, and […]

On September 24, 2019, the European Court of Justice (ECJ), Europe’s highest court, held that the operator of a search engine is not required to carry out delisting on all versions of its search engine. The ECJ stated that even though search engines are not required to delist content globally, search engines should prevent or […]

On September 4, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Google will be required to pay $170 million to the FTC and the state of New York for children’s data privacy violations. The fine is part of a settlement in a case filed against Google and its subsidiary, YouTube, in the district court for the District […]

Would you let someone pay you $20 per month to look at every picture, message, and email you send? Every website you visit? Watch everything you look at on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and YouTube? Most would not. Yet this is exactly the deal Facebook secretly made with a myriad of users age 13–35. Why would […]

With cybersecurity attacks on the rise and amid growing calls for transparency in the private sector, public companies may soon be required to disclose whether they have any cybersecurity experts on their Boards of Directors in their periodic filings to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The pending bill, the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of […]