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House Dem introduces new data breach bill

July 8, 2015 12:36 pm

Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) introduced a data breach bill, the House version of a Senate bill introduced by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) earlier this year. Although data breaches have become commonplace, i.e., Target, Anthem, Home Depot, Michaels, Neiman Marcus and others, Congress has struggled to [...]

Study: Google ad server discriminates against women [updated]

July 7, 2015 5:47 pm

Carnegie Mellon University researchers claim that Google’s targeted ad algorithm discriminates against women, according to the MIT Technology Review. Both the Federal Trade Commission and the Obama Administration have raised questions about big data and how it could lead to [...]

Consumer group wants Google to adopt “right to be forgotten”

July 7, 2015 9:57 am

Consumer Watchdog is asking the Federal Trade Commission to extend Europe’s “right to be forgotten” to Google and other search engines. Because of the European law adopted in 2014 as the result of a court case, Google has removed more than 41 percent of the requests it receive in [...]

FTC’s latest robocall lawsuit targets senior medical alert fraud

July 6, 2015 3:34 pm

The Federal Trade Commission and the Florida Attorney General’s office filed a joint lawsuit to stop Lifewatch, a company that used robocalls to pitch seniors medical alert systems. Lifewatch, a New York-based firm, has been using robocalls to contact primarily seniors, even if they were listed [...]

ACA adds Mary Lovejoy to lobbying team

July 6, 2015 10:42 am

The American Cable Association, which represents about 850 smaller and independent cable companies, is beefing up its lobbying team, bringing on Mary Lovejoy in the new position of vice president of regulatory affairs. Lovejoy will report to Ross Lieberman, ACA’s senior vice president of [...]

IAB’s DC exec to head up group to combat ad fraud

July 1, 2015 12:05 am

Mike Zaneis, the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s top lobbyist in Washington, is leaving his position after eight years to head up the Trustworthy Accountability Group. As soon as the IAB finds a replacement for Zaneis, he will become TAG’s president and CEO, a position he’s juggled for the [...]

FTC provides guidance to businesses on data security

June 30, 2015 2:41 pm

The Federal Trade Commission has brought more than 50 data security cases over the years and now it’s pulling all that case law into guidance for companies. Along with the guidance, “Start with Security,” the agency said Tuesday it will hold a series of educational conferences to be held [...]
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