The U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary will hear arguments Dec. 10 on encryption, lawful access and the benefits and risks to privacy. The hearing, titled “Encryption and Lawful Access: Evaluating Benefits and Risks to Public Safety and Privacy,” will be held at 10 a.m. EST. Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., will preside.
FTC fines Microsoft $20M for alleged COPPA violations
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a USD20 million fine against Microsoft for alleged Children's Online Privacy Protection Act violations related to its Xbox gaming system. The FTC claimed Microsoft did not obtain parental consent for Xbox account data collection on users under age 13 befor...
Vestager, Breton's approaches to pre-AI Act standards initiatives
Euractiv reports on the differences between European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager and Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton in their goals and approaches to artificial intelligence regulation. Both commissioners are driving separate outreach initiatives aimed at getting ...
LinkedIn Live panel to examine status of US state-level privacy laws
IAPP Research and Insights Director Joe Jones will moderate a LinkedIn Live panel examining the status of multiple U.S. state-level privacy legislation 20 June at 13:00 EDT. The panel will feature IAPP Westin Research Fellows Anokhy Desai, CIPP/US, CIPM, CIPT, and Amy Olivero, as well as IAPP Staff ...
Connecticut issues comprehensive privacy law guidance; lawmakers amend health, children's provisions
Connecticut Attorney General William Tong released guidance for complying with the Connecticut Data Privacy Act, which takes force 1 July. The document discusses some of the most basic requirements businesses will be subject to as well as highlighting consumer rights provided under the law. The C...
Op-ed: 'Extinction risks' of AI deflect attention from real concerns with technology
Alarmists' calls about the "extinction risk" of runaway artificial intelligence systems are destroying the public's ability to have nuanced conversations about the development of the technology, Bloomberg technology columnist Parmy Olson writes. Olson said "the specter of an all-powerful AI system t...
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