Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening in the U.S.
California once again takes the lead with new data privacy law. While tech companies are not delighted and will continue to fight, it is still a better alternative to the November ballot which would have been more problematic.
Growing number of Americans now feel that state and local governments should increase their cybersecurity spending and do more to protect data from cyberattacks, similar to that which crippled the city of Atlanta in March 2018.
Securus data scandal exposes cavalier attitude of location aggregators and mobile carriers towards location data and consumer privacy.
New report shows nearly 75 percent of U.S. federal agencies are still woefully unprepared and deemed to be “at risk” or “at high risk” of a cyber attack.
Proposed Secure Data Act wants to forbid government agencies from demanding for encryption backdoors. This is a positive move but will it resolve the security vs. privacy debate?
Despite Facebook pledging that it has figured out its problems, new revelations of data sharing with 60 different device makers has now come to light.
In an effort to get out in front of the data privacy scandal threatening to engulf the company, Facebook recently announced a new data abuse bounty program, which promises to pay people who report data abuses. But is this new data abuse bounty program going to result in any real changes to data privacy on Facebook?
Seventy percent of security pros want governments to impose social media regulation for the collection of personal data by social media companies. Yet, expectations are hazy and 72% also indicated that they have little to no faith that government officials have an understanding of the threats to digital privacy.
Google has tried to clean up its Gmail privacy practices, saying that it will no longer use or scan Gmail content for any advertising purposes. Now, Gallo is representing consumers who never signed up for a Google account or Gmail account, but who still had their email messages read. This could be a real game-changer.
For years, IoT developers have focused too much on availability, and not enough on privacy and confidentiality. This mindset appears to be shifting and the NIST report is proof of a growing recognition that there needs to be universal standards in place to improve the privacy and security of any IoT system.