Items tagged "Privacy"

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Public Knowledge Commends Sen. Leahy for Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2017

November 14, 2017 Consumer Privacy , Cybersecurity , Equifax , Privacy , security

Today, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) introduced the Consumer Privacy Protection Act of 2017. The bill would place requirements on companies with sensitive consumer information, such as Equifax, to maintain safeguards to ensure the privacy and security of such data, and to notify consumers when that sensitive data is breached. Public Knowledge applauds Senator Leahy and the bill’s co-sponsors, including Senators Markey, Blumenthal, Wyden, Franken, Baldwin, and Harris for prioritizing consumer privacy in the wake of the Equifax security breach.

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Public Knowledge Urges UN Agency to Avoid Limiting Free Speech, Open Internet in Privacy Discussions

October 16, 2017 International , Open Internet , Privacy , United Nations , WTDC

Today, Public Knowledge signs a joint statement with Access Now and ARTICLE 19 on privacy policy discussions taking place at the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The WTDC, as part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) at the United Nations, outlines the strategies and objectives for the global development of information and communications technologies.

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Public Knowledge Urges FCC to Investigate Verizon Customer Data Breach

July 12, 2017 Data Security , FCC , Privacy , Verizon

Today, reports indicate that one of Verizon’s business partners, Nice Systems, exposed millions of Verizon customer records.

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Public Knowledge Responds to Reports Mischaracterizing Browser Act Support

June 1, 2017 Broadband , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Privacy

Today, a report by the Boston Globe mischaracterized Public Knowledge’s current evaluation of Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) “Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equally and Responsibly” (Browser) Act as “praise” for the proposed bill. Public Knowledge is concerned that the article may give the impression that we’ve endorsed the bill when we are currently evaluating it.

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Public Knowledge Video Targets FCC Chairman Pai’s Broadband Monopoly Giveaways

April 17, 2017 BDS , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge launched a new video drawing attention to the growing list of giveaways by Congress and Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai to large cable and telecommunications companies that act as local broadband monopolies.

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President Trump Dismantles Online Privacy Protections

April 4, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Congress , FCC , Privacy

Today, President Trump signed a bill dismantling online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act. This bill not only terminates the FCC’s privacy rules but also prevents the agency from creating similar privacy protections in the future. The bill previously passed both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate.

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House Abandons Consumers in Vote to Dismantle Americans’ Online Privacy

March 28, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Congress , FCC , Privacy

Today, the United States House of Representatives voted to pass a joint resolution dismantling online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act.

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Senate Leaves Consumers Vulnerable in Rush to Destroy Americans’ Online Privacy

March 23, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , consumer protections , FCC , Privacy

Today, the United States Senate voted to pass a joint resolution dismantling online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act. This bill not only terminates the FCC’s privacy rules but also prevents the agency from creating similar privacy protections in the future.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Protect Broadband Privacy in the Digital Era

March 7, 2017 Broadband , Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Privacy

Today, Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and co-sponsors introduced a joint resolution to dismantle online privacy protections created by the Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 Broadband Privacy Order by way of the Congressional Review Act.

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Public Knowledge Opposes FCC’s Stay of Data Security Regulation from Privacy Rules

March 1, 2017 Broadband Privacy , Data Security , FCC , Privacy

Today, the Federal Communications Commission issued a stay of the data security regulation developed in last year’s broadband privacy rules. Public Knowledge maintains that Americans have a right to online privacy and should have control over their own data, from what gets collected to how that information is used.

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