Wyden Gets DIA To Acknowledge Buying Location Data

Another agency admits to buying and using smartphone location data, using a loophole in the Fourth Amendment. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) has again prompted a national security agency to admit it is circumventing the Fourth Amendment bar against unreasonable searches and seizures in the United States (U.S.) However, given the current state of Fourth Amendment … Continue reading Wyden Gets DIA To Acknowledge Buying Location Data

Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (8 December)

Further Reading “Facebook failed to put fact-check labels on 60% of the most viral posts containing Georgia election misinformation that its own fact-checkers had debunked, a new report says” By Tyler Sonnemaker — Business Insider. Despite its vows to improve its managing of untrue and false content, the platform is not consistently taking down such … Continue reading Further Reading, Other Development, and Coming Events (8 December)

Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy

Senate stakeholders appear no closer to resolving the two key impasses in privacy legislation: preemption and a private right of action. A week after the introduction of the “Setting an American Framework to Ensure Data Access, Transparency, and Accountability (SAFE DATA) Act” (S.4626) was introduced, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing … Continue reading Senate Commerce Hearing On Privacy

Revised Data Care Act Released

Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and his cosponsors have reintroduced a slightly changed version of the “Data Care Act” (S. 2961), a privacy bill that would impose upon many entities that collect and use the personal data of people a fiduciary duty of care. In December 2018, Schatz and his cosponsors introduced the “Data Care Act” … Continue reading Revised Data Care Act Released

Senate Commerce Democrats Unveil Privacy Bill

The last bill we examined on privacy and data security was Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Zoe Lofgren’s (D-CA) the “Online Privacy Act of 2019” (H.R. 4978), a long, comprehensive bill that has little chance of being enacted as it is. Another such bill has been introduced by Senate Democratic stakeholders that takes a comprehensive … Continue reading Senate Commerce Democrats Unveil Privacy Bill

Senate Democrats Release Privacy Principles

The ranking members of four Senate Committees have released their principles for any privacy legislation, many of which are likely to be rejected by Republicans and many industry stakeholders (e.g. no preemptions of the “California Consumer Privacy Act” (AB 375) and a private right of action for consumers). Nonetheless, Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Dianne Feinstein … Continue reading Senate Democrats Release Privacy Principles