In December, the Federal Trade Commission and a coalition of states filed antitrust lawsuits against Facebook, alleging that as the company grew more dominant and faced less competition, it reneged on its promises to protect user privacy.
The US Supreme Court ruled in favor of Facebook on Thursday in a case about what counts as an "automatic telephone dialing system" under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.The Supreme Court said in the ruling that Facebook's text alerts about suspicious login attempts do not qualify as robocalls deemed illegal under that act.
According to Becerra’s office: “Since CCPA enforcement began on July 1, 2020, the Department has seen widespread compliance by companies doing business in California, especially in response to notices to cure.” To help standardize access to these opt-out schemes, the state of California has even designed what it calls an “eye-catching” icon that companies can use to direct users to exercise their rights.
Google on Wednesday clarified its plans for targeted advertising, promising not to use other ways to "track" users around the internet after it ends support for cookies in Chrome by early 2022.The company said in a blog post it will only use "privacy-preserving technologies" that rely on methods like anonymization or aggregation of data.
It said the company’s virtual item policy where users can purchase coins to use for virtual gifts for TikTok celebrities whose performance they like, contains unfair terms and misleading practices.“TikTok fails to protect children and teenagers from hidden advertising and potentially harmful content on its platform,” BEUC said.
While the Attorney General’s office could bring a lawsuit, it offers no way for people to sue companies for violating their privacy, an enforcement tool known as a private right of action.
Kogan, in collaboration with Cambridge Analytica, had paid hundreds of thousands of users to take a personality test and agreed to have their data collected for academic use.
In it I described the danger that a platform like Google poses for the individual rights of citizens, for pluralist competition, and for freedom of expression when it remains unchecked by regulations.
Ever since a 1996 ruling upholding this notion, companies have tested the limits of so-called shrink-wrap agreements through increasingly creative means, like hiding terms of service behind layers of hyperlinks, burying them in small print, forcing users to agree before they can get access to a previously downloaded app or making the terms binding when a customer simply opens a webpage.
The CPRA makes several significant changes to the CCPA: It introduces the concept of “sensitive personal data”; It introduces new obligations on businesses, and GDPR-style “principles”; It introduces new rights for consumers; and It creates a new supervisory authority for data protection and privacy in California — the California Privacy Protection Agency.
Kingston begins his analysis by focusing on the importance of data privacy and its continuing trajectory, noting: “Driven by the number of data breaches and the continued systematic misuse of personal data from large corporations, consumer data privacy and its control will be a major focus in 2021.
This pressure from some advertisers has led Firefox maker Mozilla to launch a new page in which it urges people to show their support for Apple's decision, so that it does not further delay.
Consumer advocates criticized the rule for not requiring alleged debtors to consent before being contacted by email or text, and for setting a limit on phone contact that could result in a flood of calls for people who owe money to several creditors.
CA DOJ is encouraged to see the technology community developing a global privacy control in furtherance of the CCPA and consumer privacy rights.“CA DOJ is encouraged to see the technology community developing a global privacy control in furtherance of the CCPA and consumer privacy rights.”.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Fitbits on our wrists collect our health and fitness data; Apple promises privacy but lots of iPhone apps can still share our personal information; and who really knows what they’re agreeing to when a website asks, “Do You Accept All Cookies?” Most people just click “OK” and hope for the best, says former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang.
“The CCPA was a lot weaker than the [original] initiative, but at the same time it was, and still is, the strongest consumer privacy law in the nation,” she says.
CalOPPA requires commercial websites or online services that obtain personally identifiable information about California consumers to conspicuously post their privacy policies.
Zoom is facing another lawsuit alleging that the video communications company has deceived consumers by making false claims about its privacy measures.Zoom encryption claims false, watchdog alleges in lawsuit.
The CPRA would provide consumers with an expansive set of new rights beyond those contained in the CCPA, while at the same time fundamentally altering businesses’ privacy compliance obligations under California’s current privacy law in a number of ways.
“Our entire leadership team is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with Blackstone to further accelerate Ancestry’s global leadership in family history and consumer genomics, and to help us achieve our mission to empower journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives,” Margo Georgiadis, Ancestry president and CEO, said in a statement.
Operating in the shadows of the online marketplace, specialized tech companies you've likely never heard of are tapping vast troves of our personal data to generate secret "surveillance scores" - digital mug shots of millions of Americans - that supposedly predict our future behavior.
Attorneys for Grindr also claimed user Robert Bergeron's allegations that the app "sold" Google Android users' personal data — including the sexual orientation and exact geolocation of its largely LGBTQ user base — to the "highest bidder" do not amount to concrete harms under New York state consumer protection laws.Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
In Australian Federal Court, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) accused Google of not explicitly getting consent or properly informing consumers of a 2016 move to combine personal information in Google accounts with browsing activities on non-Google websites.
The ACCC alleges that Google misled consumers in 2016 when it changed its data collection technology to combine the personal information in a person’s Google account with their browsing on other sites and apps.
For example, consumers who simply want to know what information the company has about them: If you don't have a program to respond to specific requests for information, you're going to be challenged by the new breed of regulations.
“Under the CCPA, Californians have the right to access and stop the sale of their personal data if they choose to exercise it,” said Attorney General Becerra .These data brokers are required to provide information on how consumers can opt-out of the sale or submit requests under the CCPA.