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Sen. Thune asks White House to come clean on data breach

May 3, 2015 7:39 pm

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the commerce, science and transportation committee wants reassurances from President Obama that a recent White House data breach  did not compromise the personal information of any Americans. Russian government hackers breached State Department and White [...]

Leahy introduces Consumer Privacy Protection Act

April 30, 2015 2:22 pm

Senate judiciary committee ranking member Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday introduced a bill to establish baseline federal standards for consumer privacy, data security and for notifications of data breaches. The bill is cosponsored by Demoratic Senators Al Franken (Minn.), Elizabeth Warren [...]

Ad data collection takes center stage in FCC privacy workshop

April 29, 2015 6:01 am

AT&T cautioned the Federal Communications Commission to tread carefully when it crafts broadband privacy rules as part of its net neutrality order. Under the order, the FCC is poised to have a much bigger role in both privacy and advertising but exactly how that role will be defined was [...]

Supreme Court to hear data collection case

April 28, 2015 7:50 am

The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case next term that could make it easier for individuals to sue a data collection firm for inaccurate information even if the data didn’t cause any harm. Spokeo, a Pasadena, Calif.-based search engine that aggregates publicly-available information [...]

Advertisers oppose Illinois data breach bill

April 23, 2015 3:02 pm

While the advertising community supports a federal data breach standard to pre-empt a patchwork of 47 state laws, it is fighting back against an Illinois data breach bill. The bill, SB 1833, would add consumer marketing information to the definition of personal information, requiring breach [...]

In-store tracking company settles with FTC

April 23, 2015 1:18 pm

In-store tracking, the hot, new marketing technology, now finds itself being tracked by the Federal Trade Commission. In the FTC’s first enforcement case against an in-store tracking company, Nomi Technologies agreed to settle charges it misled consumers about their opt-out choices as spelled [...]

Google leads tech and tops broadcasters for Q1 2015 lobbying spending

April 21, 2015 9:54 am

In the first quarter of 2015, Google spent the most on lobbying of all the 67 media, marketing, and tech firms tracked by KatyontheHill. As a group, lobbying spending was up slightly in the most recent four quarters versus the full year 2014. Of the top five, the search giant spent $5.47million in [...]
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