Items tagged "Data Privacy"

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Google Plus Demonstrates We Can’t Trust Companies to Do the Right Thing

October 15, 2018 Data Privacy , Data Security , Google Plus , Privacy

Last March, Google discovered a Google Plus bug that permitted developers to access as many as 500,000 Google Plus users’ private information – but didn’t tell anyone.

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Public Knowledge Welcomes Cortez Masto’s Bill as Positive Next Step in Privacy Debate

March 1, 2019 Broadband Privacy , Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Data Privacy , Privacy

Yesterday, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) introduced the “Digital Accountability and Transparency to Advance Privacy Act” (DATA Privacy) to encourage businesses like Facebook and Amazon to explain privacy policies in clear language while meeting requirements for data collection, processing, and storage.

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Public Knowledge Files Comments Urging NTIA to Protect Consumer Privacy

November 12, 2018 Consumer Privacy , consumer protections , Data Privacy , NTIA , Privacy

Recently, Public Knowledge filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration in response to the agency’s request for input on “Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy.”

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Public Knowledge Responds to Troubling Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination

July 10, 2018 consumer protections , Data Privacy , Net Neutrality , Supreme Court

Yesterday, President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. Public Knowledge finds this nomination extremely troubling for the future of consumer protection and competition law based on Judge Kavanaugh’s extremely expansive view of corporate speech rights and expressed antipathy to economic regulation.

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Public Knowledge Urges FTC to Investigate Facebook’s Data-Sharing Partnerships With Device Makers

June 4, 2018 consent decree , Consumer Privacy , Data Privacy , Facebook , Privacy

Yesterday, reports surfaced that Facebook formed data-sharing partnerships with device makers, enabling companies like Amazon and Apple to access Facebook users’ and their friends’ data — without those friends’ consent. Reports indicate that the shared data includes data pertaining to users who expressly denied Facebook permission to share their information with any third parties.

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Sustainable Cybersecurity Can Help Stop Ticking Time Bomb Threatening Digital Economy

April 18, 2018 consumer protections , Cybersecurity , Data Privacy , Data Security , sustainability

Today, we’re happy to announce our newest white paper, “Securing the Modern Economy: Transforming Cybersecurity Through Sustainability,” by Public Knowledge Cybersecurity Policy Director Megan Stifel. The paper argues that the current approach to cybersecurity — compliance-based and narrowly-focused risk management — has failed to protect the online ecosystem as well as public trust in technology and the internet. Enter: cybersecurity sustainability.

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