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Privacy Opinion: The California law that’s driving away small businesses

Then there’s the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), which is no mere ... The trade association I founded to reform PAGA is suing the state, arguing that the law violates the state and U.S.

Privacy Opinion | A new framework for consent to ensure data privacy

Regular readers of this column know that I have pretty much lost faith in consent. As much as it has served us well for decades, it no longer effectively protects personal privacy in our present ...

Privacy Data Privacy Laws Put Defendants at a Disadvantage (Opinion)

(TNS) — A cluster of new and proposed state and federal laws will soon make it harder for people accused of crimes to defend themselves. All of these laws are well-intended — to protect privacy by ...

Privacy Opinion | A lot can happen over a private equity-coffee blend

The law should hold me and only me accountable ... The clincher, one that has the financial services industry speculating, is a reference to a “private equity partner". While little is known about ...

Privacy In our opinion: Your 13-year-old is on an internet made for adults. That needs to change

The law is the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, and in the words of Jim Steyer, founder of Common Sense Media, it’s “hopelessly outdated.” Congress needs to fix it. The legislation...

Privacy Bloomberg Opinion: The wrong way to protect privacy

The following editorial appears on Bloomberg Opinion. Members of Congress are finally getting serious about protecting privacy online. If only they had some better ideas on how to do so. The latest...

Privacy Europe's top court sets date for opinion on Facebook privacy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Europe’s top court will give an opinion on Dec. 12 on Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems’ landmark case against Facebook, which will affect how hundreds of thousands of ...

Privacy Guest opinion: The Privacy Project: Why America needs a thoughtful federal privacy law

This is the year of privacy, a unique opportunity to protect Americans’ privacy rights while protecting technological innovation and civil discourse. If this sounds lofty for a technology issue, ...

Privacy Opinion | Should you rush to create a private trust for the benefit of your family?

In the past three or four years, just before the budget, we have seen a rush of anxious clients seeking advice on whether they should set up a private trust for the benefit ... However, with the ...

Privacy ‘Erectile pricing’: Why Viagra’s cost defies the laws of economics [Opinion]

And manufacturers can raise prices because Medicare, Medicaid, and private insurers will pay pretty much whatever ... Hyman are adjunct scholars at the Cato Institute and professors at the School...

Privacy Opinion: New generation of tech firms urges stronger privacy laws

Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently wrote about the importance of privacy in the New York Times, joining Facebook and others as purported converts to the cause. But while Big Tech publicly claims a ...

Privacy Blindfold Big Brother: We Need a Global Right to Privacy in Public Spaces | Opinion

Does privacy depend on secrecy? The question seems obvious until you think about it. Yes, much of the privacy we value takes place away from prying eyes, but not all of it. We also depend on a...

Privacy Texas was right to flush plumbing licensing laws [Opinion]

Because of sunset laws, the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners must ... They search online or check out Yelp or Better Business Bureau reviews. They look at private certifications. Few people ...

Privacy Guest opinion: The privacy project: the problem with ‘sharenting’

Parents this year were introduced to a goblin for the digital era: Momo, a bird-woman with an eerie grin who commanded the children who watched her videos on YouTube to harm themselves. The story ...

Privacy Opinion: Illegal Immigrants and Privacy

Immigrants often do not know their rights regarding online privacy, as they've been conditioned to be cautious of digital devices and platforms all-together. Achieving Success When Collecting ...

Privacy Opinion | The chilling effect of the Internet of Things

Privacy law establishes the framework within which these boundary ... boundaries — and along with that our ability to control what passes through them. The Internet of Things (IoT) is a generic...

Privacy A Federal Privacy Law Would Be More Effective Than CCPA (Opinion)

Jackie Speier, D-Hillsborough. “Why would we want to pre-empt it?” As the first state law to regulate online privacy (it’s set to go into effect in January) and with that law coming from the...

Privacy In our opinion: Time for data privacy laws to take shape in Washington

A bipartisan effort in Congress to create laws to govern how internet companies handle private data gathered ... currently working on a variety of approaches to a national data privacy law, with...

Privacy Parents Shouldn't Share Photos of Their Children Online Without Their Consent—It Steals Their Right to Privacy | Opinion

Gwyneth Paltrow—who has 5.3 million Instagram followers—reportedly ran into a spot of trouble with her daughter, Apple Martin, recently when the 14-year-old called out her mother for posting a...

Privacy Guest opinion: Montana lawmakers can lead on protecting internet privacy

Montana state legislators are considering a proposed law that would protect consumers from privacy invasions by internet service providers, or ISPs — the cable and telecom companies that sell us ...