Items tagged "Consumer Privacy"

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Privacy Bill Protecting American Data During Pandemic

May 14, 2020 Consumer Privacy , contact tracing , coronavirus , Data Privacy , Surveillance

Today, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Mark Warner (D-VA) introduced the “Public Health Emergency Privacy Act” to protect Americans’ privacy even as contact tracing, exposure notification, and other coronavirus surveillance technology becomes commonplace.

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Public Knowledge Warns Proposed COVID-19 Data Privacy Bill Fails to Protect Americans’ Privacy

April 30, 2020 Consumer Privacy , coronavirus , Data Privacy , FCC , FTC , Online Privacy

Today, Senators Roger Wicker (R-Miss), John Thune (R-SD), Jerry Moran (R-Kan), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) announced plans to introduce the “COVID-19 Consumer Data Protection Act” in an effort to protect Americans’ privacy during the pandemic. Public Knowledge finds that the proposed legislation fails to provide privacy protection for consumers and lacks enforcement teeth.

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Privacy-Protective Contact Tracing Depends on More Than an API

April 17, 2020 Communications & Pandemic Series , Consumer Privacy , Data Privacy , Data Protection , interoperability , Privacy , Surveillance

This blog post is part of a series on communications policies Public Knowledge recommends in response to the pandemic. You can read more of our proposals here and view the full series here. Many observers in the era of coronavirus are advocating that in order for life to “go back to normal,” contact tracing applications will have to […]

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Protect Americans’ Privacy During Pandemic

April 9, 2020 Consumer Privacy , coronavirus , Data Privacy , Online Privacy

Today, Public Knowledge sent a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee’s Chairman Roger Wicker (R-Miss) and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA). In the letter, Public Knowledge warns Congress not to jeopardize Americans’ personal data by thoughtlessly advancing digital surveillance technology during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Federal Privacy Legislation Is [TBD]: Congress Has Made Progress, but Still Has a Ways to Go

March 2, 2020 Consumer Privacy , Online Privacy , Privacy Legislation

Late last year, while folks were carving up turkeys and shopping for holiday gifts, the Commerce Committees on both sides of Capitol Hill were busy introducing long-awaited privacy legislation. For years now, Public Knowledge has been calling for comprehensive federal privacy legislation to protect our fundamental right to privacy online that includes (among other things) […]

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FCC Fine of Carriers’ Egregious and Repeated Privacy Law Violations Too Little, Too Late. Congress, FCC Must Do Better.

February 28, 2020 Consumer Privacy , FCC , geolocation

Today, the Federal Communications Commission is expected to approve a Notice of Apparent Liability against AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon to pay $200 million for selling customer location data without customer consent.

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Senate Releases Principles for Comprehensive Privacy Legislation

November 18, 2019 Congress , Consumer Privacy , Data Protection , Legislation , Privacy

Today, Democrats across four key Senate committees (Commerce, Judiciary, Banking, HELP) released a Privacy and Data Protection Framework, a set of core principles that should serve as the baseline for any comprehensive federal privacy and data protection legislation. 

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Public Knowledge Welcomes FCC Action to Enhance 911 Location Accuracy While Protecting Consumer Privacy

November 13, 2019 Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , E911 , FCC , geolocation , Z-axis

This week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would vote on a Fifth Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to adopt a vertical, or “Z-axis,” metric to enhance location accuracy for wireless E911 calls. This feature would make it easier for First Responders to locate all Americans who call for help — no matter where they are

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Comprehensive Privacy Bill to Protect Consumers

November 5, 2019 Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , notice and choice , Online Privacy

Today, Representatives Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the “Online Privacy Act of 2019” to create comprehensive privacy protections for consumers.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes New Policy Counsel Dylan Gilbert to Bolster Advocacy Efforts

October 1, 2019 Consumer Privacy , digital platforms , Music Copyright , Music Licensing , Public Knowledge , Staff

Public Knowledge welcomes Dylan Gilbert, Policy Counsel, to our team to focus on privacy protections, copyright reform, and various platform issues. He holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and a B.A. in English from the College of William and Mary.

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