Mar 142019
 March 14, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

March 12, 2019 – With increased tracking of children and teens online and the collection their personal data a widespread practice, Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) today introduced legislation to update children’s online privacy rules for the 21st century. The legislation updates the Children’s Online Privacy [Read More…]

Mar 122019
 March 12, 2019  Posted by  Non-U.S., Online, Surveillance

Zack Whittaker reports: Russia has told internet providers to enforce a block against encrypted email provider ProtonMail, the company’s chief has confirmed. The block was ordered by the state Federal Security Service, formerly the KGB, according to a Russian-language blog, which obtained and published the order after the agency accused [Read More…]

Mar 092019
 March 9, 2019  Posted by  Business, Featured News, Non-U.S., Online

Wendy Davis reports: Take-it-or-leave-it privacy policies that require people to accept tracking cookies in order to access a website are illegal, Dutch regulators said this week. “Thorough monitoring and analysis of the behavior of website visitors and the sharing of this information with other parties is only allowed with permission. That [Read More…]