Items tagged "Privacy"

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Ninth Circuit Decision Reaffirms FTC Jurisdiction, Need to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

February 26, 2018 Broadband , FCC , FTC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Today, the full Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its Federal Trade Commission v. AT&T Mobility decision, determining that the FTC still has the authority to bring enforcement actions against companies regulated by the Federal Communications Commission for their “non-common carrier” activities.

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Media Alert: Public Knowledge Hosts Post-Equifax Privacy Briefing February 5

January 31, 2018 Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Equifax , Online Privacy , Privacy

Public Knowledge will host a briefing on privacy legislation February 5 from 2 – 3 p.m. at the Dirksen Senate Office Building. The briefing, “Privacy Protections in the Post-Equifax Era,” will outline privacy legislation expected for 2018 and review lessons learned from the 2017 Equifax data breach.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

January 17, 2018 artificial intelligence , Broadband , FCC , Net Neutrality , Privacy

Public Knowledge welcomes Allie Bohm, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on government affairs work in key issue areas including broadband policy, privacy, artificial intelligence, and other tech policy initiatives. She holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, and a B.A., magna cum laude, in Peace & Justice Studies, English, and Dance from Tufts University.

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Public Knowledge Commends Sens. Warner, Warren for Holding Credit Reporting Agencies Accountable

January 10, 2018 consumer protections , Cybersecurity , Data Security , Equifax , Privacy

Today, Senators Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced the Data Breach Prevention and Compensation Act to hold credit reporting agencies like Equifax accountable for data breaches that jeopardize consumer data.

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White House Releases VEP Charter, Increases Transparency of Cybersecurity Disclosures

November 16, 2017 Cybersecurity , Legislation , Privacy , security , white house

Today the White House released the Vulnerabilities Equities Policy and Process (VEP) Charter. The Charter establishes a Vulnerabilities Equities Review Board to oversee the government’s disclosure of vulnerabilities that are not publicly known in information technology products and systems. Public Knowledge commends the government for increasing the transparency of its approach to disclosing hardware and software vulnerabilities.

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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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