Jul 312014

Daniel Solove writes: …. I find it interesting what various countries define as sensitive data, and K Royal has created an awesome chart that she shared with me. To a privacy wonk like me, a chart like this makes me giddy with excitement, and so I thought I’d share it with you (with her permission, of course). [...]

Jul 302014

Washington (July 30, 2014) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) today introduced the “Protecting Student Privacy Act”, legislation that would help safeguard the educational records of students. The PreK-12 educational software and digital content market currently is worth $7.9 billion, with nearly all school districts relying on cloud services for a [...]

Jul 292014

Senator Leahy’s USA FREEDOM Act has been released. I’ll update this post with links to analyses and commentaries later today and tomorrow, as I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. First up: EFF calls the bill “a meaningful first step,” but notes what the bill doesn’t do: First and foremost, the USA FREEDOM Act [...]

Jul 262014

Steven Caponi and Elizabeth Sloan of Blank Rome LLP write: On July 1, 2014, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law Delaware House Bill 295, which amends Section 6 of the Delaware Code relating to trade and commerce. The new law, 6 Delaware Code §§50C-101 thru 50C-401, places new obligations on commercial entities with respect [...]

Jul 262014

Stephen Rex Brown reports: Sen. Chuck Schumer said Friday he has introduced legislation to provide law enforcement around the country with tracking devices that parents can voluntarily place on their autistic child. The device could be a bracelet or sewn into pants and hopefully prevent a replay of last year’s Avonte Oquendo tragedy, in which [...]

Jul 232014

Media companies expressed concern about the impact that proposed changes to EU data protection laws will have on the way they handle personal information at a recent industry debate hosted by ITN and the Media Society. However, Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said that a current exemption to the application of some data protection rules that [...]

Jul 222014

Loek Essers reports: Two members of the British Parliament are seeking judicial review of a surveillance law that extends U.K. data retention rules and was rushed through by the government. David Davis and Tom Watson are working with U.K. human rights organization Liberty to get the law reviewed, the organization said Tuesday. Read more on TechWorld.