Region: United States of America

TikTok and other US online bans could create additional risk

Attempts to block access to TikTok and other online services pose significant corporate and consumer challenges that may heighten data privacy and cybersecurity risks.

26 May 2023

FTC Edmodo order highlights risk of outsourcing parental consent

An FTC settlement with edtech provider Edmodo highlights that obtaining verifiable parental consent before collecting children’s data is an onerous but crucial step the edtech industry cannot avoid.

25 May 2023

Belgian regulator bans FATCA US transfers

Belgium’s data protection regulator has found that transfers of nationals’ personal data under US anti-offshore tax evasion rules breach the GDPR.

25 May 2023

FTC to expand Health Breach Notification Rule

Proposed amendments to the Health Breach Notification Rule could strengthen a measure that has recently become a go-to enforcement tool in Federal Trade Commission health data cases.

24 May 2023

FTC: COPPA doesn’t block state law claims

Federal children’s privacy legislation does not prevent private litigants from seeking damages under similar state law, the Federal Trade Commission has told an appeals court overseeing a Google class action.

23 May 2023

TikTok lawsuit attacks Montana ban

TikTok has sued Montana to block the state’s decision to ban the app, arguing that the measures against it are unconstitutional and based on “unfounded speculation.”

23 May 2023

FTC’s biometric data warning: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 22 May 2023

The FTC to investigate risky biometric practices; DOJ goes after alleged international ransomware hacker; New York Times says the California Age Appropriate Design Code Act limits free speech.

22 May 2023

TikTok content creators sue Montana over app ban

Hours after Montana’s governor signed a bill banning TikTok usage in the state, local TikTok users claimed the law limits their free speech and oversteps federal authorities.

19 May 2023

Google to pay $39.9 million Washington state settlement

Google has reached a settlement with Washington state over a lawsuit alleging deceptive location tracking practices – the latest payout in a series of similar state actions.

19 May 2023

SCOTUS maintains section 230 protection

The US Supreme Court has declined to expand companies’ liabilities for third-party online content.

18 May 2023

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