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Senators reintroduce the Child Clean Slate Act

According to Husch Blackwell's "Byte Back," U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., reintroduced the Clean Slate for Kids Online Act of 2021. The bill, co-sponsored by Sens. Edward Markey, D-Mass., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, aims to amend the Children's Online Privacy Protect...
COVID-19 exposes privacy inequity
COVID-19 has exposed inequality in nearly all aspects of daily life, not only in health care, education or employment, but also the lack of access to technology to protect personal data online. In an opinion piece for Forbes, ExpressVPN Vice President Harold Li wrote, “The digital privacy divide has...
Google to shed light on apps' data practices
Google Vice President of Product, Android Security and Privacy Suzanne Frey announced the Google Play store will launch a safety section aimed at creating transparency on how applications collect, use and store personal data. Frey said Google will devise a policy for the app store "that requires dev...
IAPP publishes 'State Data Breach Notification Chart'
The IAPP published a chart listing the data breach notification laws for U.S. states, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam. The chart contains a hyperlink to the state's notification statute, the timeframe to notify individuals of a breach, exceptions to notification requirements, and when a sta...