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Privacy What's Next: Does America Need A Federal Privacy Agency? + Spies in the Valley + California Spills Details

Lawmakers are turning rage against Big Tech’s mishandeling of user data into legislation. Last week, Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren of California introduced a bill that would create a regulatory ...

Privacy Federal inquiry opened into Google health data deal: report

The partnership to collect and analyze health data received swift backlash from lawmakers and privacy advocates concerned about sensitive patient information. One of large concerns shared was...

Privacy Fallout From Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Revelation: A Federal Inquiry, Lawmakers’ Criticism And Patient Privacy Fears

(Copeland and Needleman, 11/12) The Wall Street Journal: U.S. Lawmakers Scold Google’s ‘Project Nightingale’ Over Health-Data Privacy Several U.S. lawmakers called for sharper regulatory ...

Privacy Google's plan to collect health data on millions of Americans faces federal inquiry

HIPAA is the US federal law governing the security and privacy of certain medical information. HIPAA allows hospitals to share data with business partners, without gaining the consent of patients...

Privacy Local Opinion: The gun show loophole is federal law and not a problem

There are a lot of people who are paranoid about the so called “gun show loophole” on private gun sales. People, if it’s built into federal law, then it is not a loophole. It is federal law. Legal...

Privacy Twitter Employees Gave Saudi Government Information On Critics, Federal Complaint States

The complaint detailing the allegation was unsealed today in ... “We have tools in place to protect their privacy and their ability to do their vital work.” Abouammo also was charged with...

Privacy Proposed Bill Establishes Federal Digital Privacy Enforcement Agency

The agency would be tasked with enforcing privacy protections and investigating abuses. The Online Privacy Act is designed to fuel innovation, while restoring trust in technology companies and ...

Privacy Rights group files federal complaint against AI-hiring firm HireVue, citing ‘unfair and deceptive’ practices

The Electronic Privacy Information Center, known as EPIC, on Wednesday filed an official complaint calling on the FTC to investigate HireVue’s business practices, saying the company’s use of...

Privacy Federal employee salaries lag private sector by 27 percent on average, report says

The council also includes several members representing the administration and others representing federal employee unions. Under federal pay law, the figures are to be used to bring salaries up to ...

Privacy These congresswomen want a new federal agency to start protecting online privacy

Two California lawmakers announced a legislative proposal on Tuesday that would create a new federal agency to enforce privacy rights online. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Rep. Zoe Lofgren...

Privacy Silicon Valley lawmakers propose federal privacy agency

Two congresswomen from Silicon Valley are proposing a new federal agency to help protect Americans’ privacy in the age of the internet. Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren on Tuesday...

Privacy Democrats propose new federal agency to fight back against tech privacy scandals

Among other provisions, the Online Privacy Act, sponsored by Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), would create the Digital Privacy Agency, or DPA. That agency would be empowered with the...

Privacy Two Silicon Valley congresswomen propose a new federal agency to enforce online privacy rights

Democratic Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren announced the Online Privacy Act as Congress has struggled to agree on specifics of online privacy laws. The bill creates a new Digital Privacy Agency...

Privacy Federal Court Rules there is no Taking if the Police Destroy an Innocent Person's House During a Law Enforcement Operation

And we further hold that this distinction remains dispositive in cases that, like this one, involve the direct physical appropriation or invasion of private property…. The court is right to point...

Privacy Katie Hill resignation reignites push for federal 'revenge porn' law

a professor at the University of Miami School of Law and president of the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative. The most prominent revenge porn bill on Capitol Hill — the Stopping Harmful Image...

Privacy Eight pesticides will get federal reviews of endangered species impacts

Sign up! * I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy. The agreement was approved on Oct. 18 in U.S. District...

Privacy Windsor grocery store's anti-shoplifting methods might violate federal privacy law

Multifood Supermarket's Che said he's open to taking down photos and videos of alleged shoplifters if those individuals owned up to their alleged crime. Young said that anyone concerned about a...

Privacy Colleges become battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws

Connecticut law allows medical marijuana and forbids public and private colleges from discriminating against students who use it. A judge cited the state's law in ordering that Magner, 22, from ...

Privacy Federal government struggling to place value on internet activity

The Internet might be composed of zeros and ones ... Facebook, which has borne the brunt of public scrutiny over data privacy, said in September that it had suspended tens of thousands of apps for ...

Privacy New 'Mind You Own Business' bill would authorize the Federal Trade Commission to regulate digital privacy and fine companies for violations

The Consumer Data Protection Act, more commonly known as the 'Mind Your Own Business Act,' would amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to authorize the creation of new authorities to regulate and ...