Region: United States of America

Judge slaps down First Amendment challenge to Maine privacy law

A US district court judge has denied a motion by internet trade groups to declare Maine’s privacy law unconstitutional, while also dismissing their arguments that federal law preempts the state’s nascent legislation.

10 July 2020

The CCPA and third-party cookie phaseout could be good for adtech

Tough data protection regulation in the US and Europe and the death of third-party cookies will ultimately be beneficial to the data-hungry digital advertising industry, according to new research.

09 July 2020

Debevoise: data strategy in focus

Debevoise & Plimpton partners Luke Dembosky and Avi Gesser head the firm’s data strategy and security practice. They told GDR about their plan to focus on data strategy, anticipating AI regulation, and getting regulators to talk to each other.

09 July 2020

Data broker fights Norwegian adtech claims

Data broker Foursquare has sought to distance itself from accusations made in a Norwegian report about the sale of data by mobile app developers – saying it has a legitimate interest to handle personal data shared with it by mobile apps.

07 July 2020

CCPA enforcement begins amid state budget crisis

The California attorney general can begin enforcing the CCPA today, but questions remain as to how an office strained for resources will administer the most comprehensive privacy law in the US.

01 July 2020

FTC ends contested Privacy Shield enforcement

The US Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement in its litigation against RagingWire Data Centers – marking the end of a rare case where a defendant seemed prepared to take the watchdog to trial over allegations of EU-US Privacy Shield violations.

01 July 2020

US FTC seeks more resources for privacy enforcement

The US Federal Trade Commission needs “substantially more” employees to develop rules, expand investigations, conduct research and engage in other privacy-related enforcement activities, according to a report the FTC has submitted to Congress.

30 June 2020

HiQ: SCOTUS should not review scraping judgment

Data analytics company hiQ Labs has asked the US Supreme Court to deny LinkedIn’s petition to review an appeals court judgment that effectively allowed hiQ to scrape the platform’s public user data and resell it.

30 June 2020

Washington AG issues $100k COPPA fine

Creators of the social media platform We Heart It have agreed to pay the Washington attorney general’s office $100,000 for collecting children’s personal information without parental consent.

26 June 2020

California privacy referendum qualifies for November ballot

California’s elections analyst has announced that the state has verified enough petition signatures for a proposed new comprehensive privacy law to make the state’s November 2020 ballot.

25 June 2020

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