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Tech Giants, Chamber Offer Views on National Consumer Privacy Rules

Two technology trade groups on Wednesday released proposals for national consumer privacy regulations, adding to the chorus of businesses seeking to influence the growing momentum for stricter rules on how companies handle users’ personal information. The move by the Internet …

Facebook Begins Complying with EU’s Privacy Rules; Global Users to Be Protected

Facebook Inc. is starting to comply with new privacy rules in Europe. And then, to get ahead of scrutiny everywhere else, the company said it will provide the same protections to the rest of its 2 billion users. Users in …

Indonesia MPs Grill Facebook Executives on Potential Data Misuse

A Facebook official apologized to Indonesian members of parliament on Tuesday during a five-hour grilling at a public hearing on issues ranging from the misuse of personal data to the oversight of content by the social media giant. Facebook has …

Facebook Facing Potential Multi-Billion Dollar Liability in Biometric Litigation

Facebook Inc. may have to pay a real price for claims it invaded users’ privacy: billions of dollars. A federal judge ruled Monday that millions of the social network’s users can proceed as a group with claims that its photo-scanning …

Supreme Court to Rule on Email Privacy and Government’s Access to Servers

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to resolve a major privacy dispute between the Justice Department and Microsoft Corp. over whether prosecutors should get access to emails stored on company servers overseas. The justices will hear the Trump administration’s …

Georgia’s New Chief Privacy Officer to Focus on Protecting Students’ Data

Georgia’s new chief privacy officer appointed earlier this month said she will focus on training school districts about the importance of both collecting and protecting data on Georgia students. The position was created by a new student privacy law passed …

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Strengthens Cyber & Technology Team

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has strengthened its Cyber & Technology team with the addition of two new senior executives. Francois Brisson and Richard De Piero have been appointed Global Head and North America Head, respectively, for this key line of …