Jan 262022
 January 26, 2022  Posted by  Featured News, Govt, Laws, U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports and the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) today released a white paper that provides a detailed roadmap for how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) should issue privacy rules under its unfair practices authority. Justin Brookman, director of technology policy at Consumer Reports, said, “We have been waiting decades [Read More…]

Jan 232022
 January 23, 2022  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Healthcare, Laws, Surveillance

Some of the news stories spotted by Joe Cadillic this past week: Social Credit Surveillance Will Reach $736M Globally By 2026: https://www.researchandmarkets.com/reports/5134311/socialcredit-market-by-physical-and-cyber CBP stopping and searching vehicles in Salton City, California: https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/local-media-release/firearm-ammo-meth-seized-vehicle-stop Court Orders The FBI To Reveal Details About Sabre Tracking More Than 1 Billion Passengers Air Travels In [Read More…]

Jan 222022
 January 22, 2022  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Steve Korris reports:  Registration of immunizations in Illinois would change from voluntary to mandatory under a bill Rep. Bob Morgan (D-Highwood) introduced last week. Critics of HB 4244 include more than 10,000 citizens who have filed opposition slips describing the measure as “asinine,” and “unconstitutional.” Many say they are “disgusted” [Read More…]

Jan 212022
 January 21, 2022  Posted by  Business, Laws, Non-U.S., Online

Ulrike Elteste of Covington and Burling writes: On 22 December 2021, the conference of German data protection supervisory authorities (“DSK”) published its Guidance for Providers of Telemedia Services (Orientierungshilfe für Anbieter von Telemedien).  Particularly relevant for providers of websites and mobile applications, the Guidance is largely devoted to the “cookie provision” of [Read More…]