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

The top-5 most read stories for the week of July 12-16, 2021

(Jul 16, 2021) IAPP Associate Editor Ryan Chiavetta, CIPP/US, re... Read More

Biden executive order calls for scrutiny of mergers, data privacy

(Jul 9, 2021) U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order to promote competition in the American economy. The executive order includes a shift toward a greater scru... Read More

FTC staff told to cancel public appearances for 'all-hands-on-deck moment'

(Jul 7, 2021) Politico reports the chief of staff for U.S. Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan ordered the agency's staff to cancel their public appearances. FTC Chie... Read More

How an FTC vote could ease ability to regulate for privacy violations

(Jul 2, 2021) A vote by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission could make it easier for it to regulate companies for privacy violations, The Wall Street Journal reports. In a 3... Read More

Assessing the role of consent in privacy

(Jun 30, 2021) After decades, there is still talk about the role of notice and choice in privacy. Yet there seems to be broad recognition that notice and choice do nothing ... Read More

Is there a role for consent in privacy?

(Jun 30, 2021) After decades, we still talk about the role of notice and choice in privacy. Yet there seems to be broad recognition that notice and choice do nothing for th... Read More

Roundup: EU, South Africa, UK, US and more

(Jun 28, 2021) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, the European Commission announced two adequacy decisions for the U.K. South Africa's data protecti... Read More

Global News Roundup: June 21-25, 2021

(Jun 28, 2021) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, the European Commission announced two adequacy decisions for the U.K. South Africa's data protecti... Read More

FTC announces public meeting, new appointments

(Jun 28, 2021) The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will begin a series of monthly virtual public meetings starting July 1. The meetings will aim to bring about more transpare... Read More