US senator asks FTC, SEC to investigate location data broker

(Feb 14, 2024) In a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission, U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Wash., alleges a data broker tracked indi... Read More

A view from DC: FTC v. Kochava — License to litigate

(Feb 9, 2024) The story of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and data broker Kochava continues to unfold before our eyes. When last we left our intrepid privacy en... Read More

Federal judge rules FTC's lawsuit against data broker can proceed

(Feb 6, 2024) The U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho ruled the U.S. Federal Trade Commission can continue with its lawsuit against mobile data broker Kochava, w... Read More

Network advertising group working on location data handling recommendations

(Jan 25, 2024) The Network Advertising Initiative said it is working with its members to develop guidelines on how to handle sensitive location data in the wake of enforcem... Read More

Privacy lawsuits target online decoding tools

(Jan 16, 2024) A series of class-action lawsuits in California aimed at the use of so-called "pen register devices" could be the next frontier for online privacy fights, Bl... Read More

A view from DC: Updating the map of location privacy safeguards

(Jan 12, 2024) For years, many scholars, advocates and privacy professionals have Read More

A view from DC: FTC's stand against sensitive data abuse

(Jan 12, 2024) IAPP Managing Director, Washington, D.C., Cobun Zweifel-Keegan, CIPP/US, CIPM, offers his take on the latest privacy and artificial intelligence governance d... Read More

FCC seeks automakers' compliance with Safe Communications Act

(Jan 12, 2024) The U.S. Federal Communications Commission sent letters to nine vehicle manufacturers seeking information on connected vehicle apps' data collection practice... Read More

Netherlands court orders Criteo to stop placing cookies without consent

(Jan 8, 2024) The Amsterdam Court of Appeal reaffirmed it... Read More

Vehicle location data raises stalking risks for domestic abuse victims

(Jan 3, 2024) Privacy advocates warn modern vehicles have become "smartphones with wheels," and are putting domestic violence victims at greater risk, The New York Times r... Read More