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ANA to FTC: Put a stake in the heart of ‘right to be forgotten’

July 31, 2015 9:35 am

The Association of National Advertisers is invoking the First Amendment in the brewing debate over the right to be forgotten, a European privacy policy that some privacy advocates and foreign countries would like to see imported to the U.S. Writing to the Federal Trade Commission Friday, the ANA [...]

Senate Dems press FCC to adopt strong privacy rules for ISPs

July 22, 2015 11:14 am

A group of eight Senate Democrats plus independent presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (Vt.) are pressing the Federal Communications Commission to put in place strong consumer privacy protections for broadband service providers. The letter sent Wednesday comes as the FCC begins to figure out how [...]

Microsoft joins Google to delete revenge porn from search results

July 22, 2015 10:34 am

Microsoft is joining Google in accepting requests from revenge porn victims to remove links from search results for explicit content posted without permission. In a blog post Wednesday, Microsoft said would also remove access to the content itself when the revenge porn is shared on [...]

FTC charges LifeLock with violating security consent order

July 21, 2015 3:04 pm

LifeLock stock plunged 40 percent and trading was halted twice on a tweet from Federal Communications Commission chairwoman Edith Ramirez that the agency was charging the company with violating a 2010 consent order. #BREAKING: FTC takes action against @LifeLock for allegedly violating 2010 order; [...]

Lawmakers request GAO report on credit monitoring services

July 20, 2015 6:02 pm

Offering free credit monitoring services to consumers has been a standard practice in the wake of data breaches. But do they do any good? House energy and commerce leaders from both sides of the aisle requested the Government Accountability Office undertake a review of credit monitoring services [...]

NTIA convenes meetings on drone privacy

July 13, 2015 12:00 pm

The government-led multi-stakeholder meeting process will convene its first meeting to begin hammering out best practices for drone privacy on August 3. President Obama called for the meetings in February to ensure that as drones take off in the market, commercial and private drone operators [...]

Wireless firms settle with FCC over data security breach

July 9, 2015 2:56 pm

Wireless firms TerraCom, Inc. and YourTel have agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle Federal Communications Commission charges that the companies failed to protect the personal information of 300,000 consumers. The FCC originally proposed a $10 million penalty in the notice of apparent liability [...]
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