Organisation: US House of Representatives

BNSF settles BIPA lawsuit: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 22 September 2023

The legal battle over the first BIPA jury trial appears set to conclude; US House subcommittee considers AI exploration; and book authors slam OpenAI and Meta with copyright infringement class actions.

22 September 2023

National data privacy law commercial risks scares some in Congress

The economy-wide implications of implementing a national data privacy law are still too risky for many US Congress members, observers say.

21 September 2023

US Senators pitch new privacy regulator: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 28 July 2023

Senators Elizabeth Warren and Lindsey Graham publish a new federal data privacy bill; Foursquare accused of sharing geolocations without permission; and an Australian woman is ordered to pay damages for fraud she says was committed by a breached online account.

28 July 2023

CPRA hold-up: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 3 July 2023

The CPRA is on hold; a class action has survived a motion to dismiss claims that YouTube’s video editing tools violate the Biometric Information Privacy Act; and lawmakers have reintroduced a bill that aims to create a data broker registry and do not track list.

03 July 2023

Congress proposes international transfer limitations: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 20 June 2023

Senators and Representatives seek to restrict the transfer of Americans’ sensitive data abroad; Warner Bros. privacy lead joins Proskauer Rose; and Congress proposes stripping generative AI of some of its section 230 immunity.

20 June 2023

House digs into the limitations of privacy law patchwork

Members of the US House of Representatives have highlighted the limitations and regulatory loopholes created by the proliferation of localised and industry-specific privacy and cybersecurity laws.

02 May 2023

Estée Lauder’s privacy class action: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 24 April 2023

Estée Lauder was slammed with a $5 million privacy class action; cybersecurity lawyer Michael Sussmann lands at Fenwick after being found not guilty of lying to the FBI; and a technology lawyer is elevated to one of his firm’s top leadership positions.

24 April 2023

Congress probes DC Health Exchange breach

The DC Health Exchange has revealed that human error caused a breach that exposed over 56,000 clients’ personal data, including Congress members and private individuals, but US House members have said more details are needed.

21 April 2023

US House considers how to regulate the data broker industry

Online tracking of users by adtech companies and the prospect of the government gaining warrantless access to information on US citizens were key concerns of lawmakers as they grappled with oversight of the market in personal data.

20 April 2023

Republicans grill FTC over privacy enforcement

The FTC has faced opposition from Republican lawmakers as the regulator argues its case for a funding boost.

19 April 2023

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