Global News Roundup: Oct. 13-18, 2021                     

(Oct 18, 2021) In this week’s Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, Ireland's Data Protection Commission proposed a fine of up to 36 million euros against Facebook fo... Read More

Senate committee explores data security law

(Oct 8, 2021) This week, the United States came 230 data breaches away from an “all-time high,” according to Identity Theft Resource Center Chief Operating Officer James L... Read More

As data breaches near ‘all-time high,’ Senate committee talks regulation

(Oct 8, 2021) This week, the United States came just 230 data breaches away from an “all-time high,” according to Identity Theft Resource Center Chief Operating Officer Ja... Read More

Senate committee talks need for FTC resources, federal privacy law

(Sep 30, 2021) During the first U.S. Senate privacy hearing of the year before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Wednesday, former members of the Feder... Read More

FTC files amended antitrust complaint against Facebook

(Aug 19, 2021) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission Read More

FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection acting director addresses Facebook consent decree claim

(Aug 6, 2021) U.S. Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Protection Acting Director Samuel Levine wrote a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg regarding a claim th... Read More

FTC removes company from COPPA Safe Harbor program

(Aug 5, 2021) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced Aristotle International is no longer part of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Safe Harbor program. Th... Read More

GOP lawmakers unveil more details on draft privacy law

(Jul 29, 2021) U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., unveiled more details regarding the Read More

FTC's Khan talks digital platforms' role in fraud, consumer privacy

(Jul 29, 2021) Speaking before the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan spoke on a range of issues with digital platforms, inc... Read More

FTC officials talk obtaining illicit algorithms, scrutinizing data harvesting

(Jul 28, 2021) During its annual PrivacyCon event, U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chief Technologist Erie Meyer said the agency could force companies engaging in ille... Read More