Data Privacy Bill Changed As It Moves Through House In Washington State

Facing the end of its legislative session, Washington State House lawmakers alter a bill that passed the Senate. It is not clear if these changes will be acceptable. The Washington State House of Representatives has moved the “Washington Privacy Act” (SB 5062) through two committees, changing the bill in ways that may make it unacceptable … Continue reading Data Privacy Bill Changed As It Moves Through House In Washington State

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 March 2021)

Other Developments California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was confirmed as the new Secretary of Health and Human Services, but before he left this position, he named Matt Rodriguez Chief Deputy Attorney General. Rodriguez will be the acting Attorney General until Governor Gavin Newsom (D) nominates a person the legislature confirms.The White House indicated President Joe … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (25 March 2021)

Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Other Developments The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) published a Joint Cybersecurity Advisory (CSA) on the “Compromise of Microsoft Exchange Server.” The agencies stated:The FBI and CISA assess that nation-state actors and cyber criminals are likely among those exploiting these vulnerabilities. The exploitation … Continue reading Other Developments, Further Reading, and Coming Events (15, 16, and 17 March 2021)

Two State Privacy Bills Advance

OK and WA could join CA and VA in enacting privacy bills, possibly adding to the motivation in Washington to enact a national privacy statute. In two state legislatures, one chamber sent a comprehensive privacy bill to the other, signaling the possibility the United States (U.S.) may soon have four state privacy laws companies will … Continue reading Two State Privacy Bills Advance

States Other Than CA and VA Consider Privacy Bills

The North Dakota legislature spikes two tech bills, one that would have regulated app stores and the other would have barred sales of personal data without consent. With the recent enactment by ballot of the “California Privacy Rights Act” (aka Proposition 24) and the pending enactment of the “Consumer Data Privacy Act” in Virginia, other … Continue reading States Other Than CA and VA Consider Privacy Bills

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Further Reading “A Hacker Tried to Poison a Florida City's Water Supply, Officials Say” By Andy Greenberg — WIRED. Given the fact that most water and sewage systems are linked to the internet, even their operational systems, it is surprising these sorts of incidents do not occur more frequently.“UK regulator to write to WhatsApp over Facebook … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (4 February 2021)

Further Reading “Global Privacy Control wants to succeed where Do Not Track failed” By Russell Brandom — The Verge. A new effort to block tracking people across the internet and selling people’s information has launched, the Global Privacy Control. This initiative is looking to leverage a provision currently effective in the “California Consumer Privacy Act” … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (4 February 2021)

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 February 2021)

Further Reading “I checked Apple’s new privacy ‘nutrition labels.’ Many were false.” By Geoffrey Fowler — The Washington Post. It turns out the blue check mark in Apple’s App Store signifying that an app does not collect personal data is based on the honor system. As the Post’s technology columnist learned, Apple tells users this … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (2 February 2021)

Don’t Look Now; Second State After CA On The Verge Of Enacting Privacy Legislation…and It Isn’t WA

Acting on bills introduced in January, the VA House and Senate have passed identical privacy bills. There are times where it seems there are far too many technology policy developments to stay on top of, and that is just in the United States (U.S.) And while I have written at some length about the Washington … Continue reading Don’t Look Now; Second State After CA On The Verge Of Enacting Privacy Legislation…and It Isn’t WA

Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 December)

Further Reading “Social media superspreaders: Why Instagram, not Facebook, will be the real battleground for COVID-19 vaccine misinformation” By Isobel Asher Hamilton — Business Insider. According to one group, COVID-19 anti-vaccination lies and misinformation are proliferating on Instagram despite its parent company’s, Facebook, efforts to find and remove such content. There has been dramatic growth … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Developments, and Coming Events (10 December)