The prospects for a federal privacy bill actually being signed into law in the United States in 2019 just took another big step forward with a proposal from Intel.
CCPA pioneered a strong mandate for data privacy and security in the US, and now SB-327 is focusing on securing IoT devices. However, an opportunity was missed to ditch passwords altogether and advocate for a stronger method of authentication.
While the proposed Data Care Act isn't quite a full-on EU GDPR equivalent, the bill still aims to bring the tech industry's practices more in line with current approaches for handling sensitive personal information.
Second annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield went better than the first, but the European Commission is still waiting on the U.S. government to nominate a permanent Ombudsperson to handle potential complaints and requests from EU citizens.
Without your knowledge or consent, the leading mobile phone carriers in the United States may be actively selling your location data to third-party vendors. And, in turn, these vendors are re-selling this data to an expanding network of shady middlemen.
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.
According to the new U.S. Worldwide Threat Assessment, both Russia and China are capable of launching cyber attacks against critical infrastructure targets in the U.S. Moreover, say top U.S. intelligence officials, both Russia and China appear to be aligning their operations in cyberspace.
Many believe that virtual currencies could be a driving force in economic growth. Two new bi-partisan bills will seek to regulate virtual currencies while establishing significant protections for U.S. consumers.
Washington State is now considering a comprehensive data privacy act that would protect the personal information of its citizens, making Washington only the second state in America to adopt a comprehensive data privacy law.