Feb 172020
 February 17, 2020  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Govt

Natalia Drozdiak reports: For years, Facebook Inc. lobbied governments against imposing tough regulations, warning in some cases that they could harm the company’s business model. Now, it’s pleading for new rules for the good of its business. “If we don’t create standards that people feel are legitimate, they won’t trust institutions or technology,” Facebook’s [Read More…]

Feb 132020
 February 13, 2020  Posted by  Business, Govt, Laws, Online, U.S.

Lauren Feiner reports: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., just unveiled her new proposal for digital privacy legislation, including a new federal agency to enforce consumers’ privacy rights online. It adds to a growing stack of bills aimed at empowering consumers with new digital rights and keeping tech companies’ data collection in check. In a Medium [Read More…]

Feb 102020
 February 10, 2020  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Laws

Lauren Feiner reports: As California’s digital privacy bill hurtles toward the first day of enforcement on July 1, federal lawmakers are under pressure to establish a national standard. Several proposals are making their way around Congress but two points of contention still threaten to hold up negotiations over new legislation. First is [Read More…]