U.S. push for COPPA update and UK publication of 16-point draft code of practice for children’s privacy show a move towards stronger data protection laws against tracking and monitoring of children.
With growing concerns about privacy practices at big Internet providers, FTC has issued orders to AT&T, AT&T Mobility, Comcast Cable, Google Fiber, T-Mobile USA, Verizon and Verizon Wireless to share how they collect, retain, use and disclose information about consumers and their devices.
According to new research, brand-new Android smartphones comes with pre-installed apps which are used for data harvesting, tracking and monitoring, all without the knowledge of the user.
Germany set a new precedent with an antitrust ruling against Facebook, forcing the company to make major changes to their data collection practices – German users are to be given a greater degree of notice and choice in how their data is used.
New study by the Center for Data Innovation showed that only 1 in 5 Americans will pay a monthly subscription fee for online privacy despite the result that 80% want Internet companies to collect less personal data about them.
Apple CEO Tim Cook has emerged as one of the strongest voices in the battle over consumer data privacy, and this time calling for a data broker clearinghouse to be created by the FTC.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee argues that nothing short of a ‘revolution’ will stem abuse of the Internet and a new Internet Charter, a new Magna Carta, is essential to force tech giants to take concrete action to reinvent how the Internet is monetized and regulated.
A new report offers a never-before-seen look at Google data collection practices, raising new questions about the extent to which the top tech companies in the world collect and collate user data without their permission or knowledge.