Region: United States of America

Industry and consumer advocates voice concerns over draft US privacy bill

Activists and industry groups agree that the American Data Privacy and Protection Act needs fine-tuning and clarification to mould the proposed legislation into a meaningful and feasible law.

15 June 2022

OPM data breach impact may stretch beyond $63 million settlement

A judge preliminarily approving a $63 million settlement in the US Office of Personnel Management litigation could provide a playbook for securing other wins against federal government data breaches.

13 June 2022

From pre-emption to private right of action: key points of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act

Years in the making, the bipartisan American Data Privacy and Protection Act draft bill borrows from various laws, including the GDPR and state-level data privacy laws. If passed, it would also create unique definitions and requirements.

10 June 2022

Bipartisan data privacy bill faces uphill struggle despite compromises

Last Friday, the proposed American Data Privacy and Protection Act revealed what a bipartisan, comprehensive national data privacy law could look like in the US and has gained praise for balancing corporate and consumer interests.

09 June 2022

Orders to delete algorithms cause corporate confusion

A growing trend for ordering companies to delete algorithms containing illegally acquired data is an onerous process that many aren’t prepared to follow.

08 June 2022

2022's most significant data privacy and cybersecurity US litigation so far

Data privacy and cybersecurity litigation grabbed headlines during the first half of 2022, with attorneys filing various multimillion-dollar lawsuits in US courtrooms. GDR provides a non-exhaustive list of some of the key data privacy and breach litigation battles of the last six months.

07 June 2022

2022’s biggest data privacy and cybersecurity US regulations so far

From the growing patchwork of state-level data privacy laws to federal agencies tightening their cybersecurity requirements, 2022 has been a busy year for US data privacy and cybersecurity regulation. GDR highlights some of the key developments in the last six months.

06 June 2022

FTC reigns as de facto US data privacy enforcer

With no nationwide data privacy law in the US the Federal Trade Commission has established itself as the prime enforcer for privacy matters, even while other government agencies and private entities jockey to regulate private data.

31 May 2022

SEC’s ESG disclosure requirements could tackle cybersecurity and privacy next

The US securities watchdog’s proposed ESG disclosure requirements could eventually creep into privacy and cybersecurity notices as corporate strategies and the regulator’s focus expands.

27 May 2022

Twitter agrees to $150 million FTC deal

Twitter will pay a $150 million fine and overhaul its privacy programme as part of a settlement with the US Federal Trade Commission announced yesterday.

26 May 2022

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