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Biden Nominates Privacy Advocate to FTC
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Biden Nominates Privacy Advocate to FTC

Biden recently nominated “longtime privacy advocate” Alvaro Bedoya to the FTC on Monday. Axios reports this nomination “signals aggressive action” from the FTC against big tech. Bedoya has has worked at Georgetown University’s Center on Privacy & Technology as the founding director since 2014. He is known for a study about ... Read More
Congress Prioritizing Privacy
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Congress Prioritizing Privacy

On September 14, the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted in favor of giving the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) $1 billion to start a bureau that focuses on data security, privacy, and fighting identity theft. The Bureau would be funded for 10 years under the proposal and would focus on "unfair or ... Read More
Google Delays Phase-Out of Third-Party Cookies
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Google Delays Phase-Out of Third-Party Cookies

In January 2020, Google announced that it would be devaluing third-party cookies within two years “to make the web more private and secure for users, while also supporting publishers.” While some advertisers considered shifting their budgets and ad tech vendors scrambled to come up with new ways to stay relevant, ... Read More
New York Legislative Session Ends, Fails to Pass Consumer Privacy, Antitrust Bills
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New York Legislative Session Ends, Fails to Pass Consumer Privacy, Antitrust Bills

On June 10, the New York State legislature ended its session, failing to pass controversial bills related to antitrust and consumer privacy. While the legislature had considered various consumer privacy bills, none of them passed. The bills ranged from narrow legislation regarding users’ right to know to several comprehensive online ... Read More
European Union Moves Closer to Adopting the ePrivacy Regulation
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European Union Moves Closer to Adopting the ePrivacy Regulation

On February 10, the European Union took a decisive step towards adopting the proposed ePrivacy Regulation as the European Council reached a compromise on its negotiating mandate. The ePrivacy Directive, first proposed by the European Commission in 2017, would update the EU rules on when service providers are allowed to ... Read More
WhatsApp Delays New Privacy Policy After Backlash
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WhatsApp Delays New Privacy Policy After Backlash

On January 15, WhatsApp announced it would delay its recent privacy policy update after users raised concerns about the app sharing data with its parent company, Facebook. Originally, users were required to consent to the policy by February 8 or their accounts would stop working. Users voiced their concern about ... Read More
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