According to Washington State's Office of the Attorney General’s annual "Data Breach Report," data breaches affecting Washingtonians nearly doubled in 2020, while ransomware attacks tripled. Attorney General Bob Ferguson said if companies “fail to do their part” in protecting Washingtonian’s data, “my office will take action.”
A view from DC: The FTC says ‘Let It Go,’ don’t hold that data anymore
Fifty years ago, the original Fair Information Practice Principles were enshrined as one of the first major markers along the road that would become the data privacy profession. Among those FIPPs were seeds of ideas that would grow into the foundational privacy principles we still return to today. I...
Meta asks judge to stop FTC action; DC judge dismisses lawsuit against company
Meta asked the U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., to stop the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's move to expand a 2020 settlement that would ban the company from monetizing data of users under age 18, The Wall Street Journal reports. Editor's note: IAPP Staff Writer Jennifer Bryant reported on...
The latest on AI policy and governance
The U.S. White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is seeking comments through 7 July, as the Biden administration develops a national artificial intelligence strategy to harness benefits and mitigate risks of AI. "This strategy will build on the actions that the Federal Government has a...
Texas tees up 10th US comprehensive state privacy law
The U.S. is on the cusp of one-fifth of its states adopting their own comprehensive state privacy legislation, with Texas set to be the 10th. The Texas Legislature approved HB 4, the Texas Data Privacy and Security Act, via conference committee 28 May, and it now awaits final action from the governo...
Utah's statewide privacy plan 'starts and ends with the public'
States around the U.S. are focused on protecting consumer privacy, often turning toward comprehensive statewide legislation. However, some are turning the focus inward, establishing protections for the personal information collected and maintained by state and local governments. Utah Chief Privacy O...
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