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#1 Judge Questions Why Facebook May Have Overpaid in Data Privacy Settlement

Feb 11 2021 // Facebook Inc. may have paid $4.9 billion more than the maximum penalty it faced under a settlement agreement with regulators related to allegations it mishandled user privacy, according to a Wednesday court ruling. The...

#2 Top Biden Tech Advisor Is Critic of Internet Firms; Helped Craft California Privacy Law

Nov 25 2020 // President-elect Joe Biden’s top technology adviser helped craft California’s landmark online privacy law and recently condemned a controversial federal statute that protects internet companies from liability,...

#3 U.S. Chamber Urges U.S., EU to Adopt Data Privacy Shield, Halt Tariffs

Jun 10 2021 // The U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday urged the United States and European Union to quickly resolve their disputes over steel and aluminum tariffs and aircraft subsidies, and adopt a new privacy shield to better...

#4 Alphabet’s Wing Aviation Warns Proposed Drone ID Rules Invite Privacy Issues

Jan 4 2021 // Alphabet Inc.’s drone delivery unit Wing criticized Trump administration rules issued this week mandating broadcast-based remote identification of drones, saying they should be revised to allow for internet-based...

#5 Trump Administration Seeks Medical Privacy Changes

Dec 14 2020 // Urged on by hospitals, doctors and patients, U.S. health officials are proposing changes to medical privacy rules that could ease information sharing in crisis situations. Trump administration officials at the Department...

#6 EU Privacy Agency Does Not Expect New EU-US Data Privacy Accord Any Time Soon

Dec 7 2020 // Companies hoping the EU and the new U.S. administration will soon strike a new transatlantic data transfer pact to replace one struck down by a court will probably have to wait months for any result, the head of the EU...

#7 UK Supreme Court Urged to Allow Privacy Class Action Against Google

Apr 30 2021 // Blocking a proposed British class action against Google, that alleges it secretly tracked millions of iPhone users a decade ago, risks allowing big firms to behave with impunity, a lawyer told the Supreme Court on...

#8 Firms Need Immediate Rethink on U.S. Data Transfers, Says EU Privacy Watchdog

Jul 28 2020 // Companies seeking to transfer data to the United States must revert to new arrangements with immediate effect after the Privacy Shield transatlantic pact was declared invalid last week, a European Union watchdog said on...

#9 Florida House Overwhelmingly Approves Consumer Privacy Bill

Apr 23 2021 // The Florida House resoundingly approved a consumer privacy bill on Wednesday, giving the public an opportunity to regain ownership of the personal data collected by companies and the right to sue companies for mishandling...

#10 Major U.S. Tech Firms Look to Be Ignoring Europe’s Data Privacy Rules

Sep 28 2020 // Technology firms’ compliance with European restrictions on transatlantic data transfers is shockingly poor, Austrian privacy campaigner Max Schrems said on Monday, publishing a survey of companies including Facebook...

#11 Climate, AI, Privacy, Racial Bias Among State Insurance Regulators’ 2021 Priorities

Feb 10 2021 // The country’s insurance regulators are vowing to prioritize the monitoring of the use of consumer and non-consumer data by companies, the use of artificial intelligence, and the availability and affordability of...

#12 More Questions Raised Following EU Ruling on U.S. Data Transfer Privacy Shield

Sep 10 2020 // The key mechanism used by Facebook to transfer data from the European Union to the United States “cannot in practice be used” for such transfers, according to Ireland’s Data Protection Commission,...

#13 EU Privacy Supervisor Urges Ban on Facial Recognition Software

Apr 26 2021 // Facial recognition should be banned in Europe because of its “deep and non-democratic intrusion” into people’s private lives, EU privacy watchdog the European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) said on...

#14 UK Judge Rules Newspaper Violated Duchess Meghan’s Privacy in Publishing Letter

Feb 16 2021 // LONDON — A newspaper invaded the Duchess of Sussex’s privacy by publishing personal letter to her estranged father, a British judge ruled Thursday, in a major victory for the royal in her campaign against what she...

#15 Viewpoint: Biometric Information Privacy Statutes Could Be a Minefield for Insurers

Feb 19 2021 // In recent years, there has been a dramatic increase in private entity use of biometric-dependent technology to assist with employee timekeeping, financial transactions and security. In turn, privacy concerns regarding...

#16 U.S. Updates Guidance on COVID Vaccine Mandates, Incentives, Privacy in Workplace

Jun 1 2021 // Federal employment laws do not prevent an employer from requiring all employees physically entering the workplace to be vaccinated for COVID-19, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has affirmed. Also,...

#17 Ireland, Luxembourg Lag in Support for Policing EU Data Privacy Compliance

Jun 25 2020 // Ireland and Luxembourg, European headquarters to Google, Facebook, Twitter and Amazon, need a substantial boost in resources to deal with data breaches by U.S. tech giants, a European Union report said. The report by the...

#18 Opt-In Data Privacy Legislation Moves Forward in Oklahoma

Feb 10 2021 // Bipartisan legislation to address concerns over data privacy and data manipulation unanimously passed out of the Oklahoma House Technology Committee with a vote of 6 to 0. The Oklahoma Computer Data Privacy Act, House Bill...

#19 Data Privacy Law Expansion Approved by California Voters

Nov 9 2020 // In the state that is home to Silicon Valley and serves as the headquarters for Google, Facebook and other tech titans, voters strengthened data privacy protections by approving a ballot measure that supporters tout as a...

#20 European Union Court Invalidates Special Data Privacy Shield Granted U.S. Firms

Jul 16 2020 // LUXEMBOURG – Europe’s highest court ruled on Thursday that a transatlantic data transfer deal is invalid because of concerns about U.S. surveillance in a decision that could disrupt thousands of companies that...