Region: United States of America

FTC launches data privacy rulemaking process

The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on harms caused by “commercial surveillance” and whether new rules are needed to protect privacy and data as part of a proposed rulemaking that could increase data-rich companies’ exposure to federal enforcement.

11 August 2022

Google seeks to toss incognito browser mode proposed class action

Google has asked an Oakland federal judge to deny certifying a class that alleges the internet giant deceptively collected user data through its incognito mode.

10 August 2022

Phillips set to leave FTC

Republican Federal Trade Commission member Noah Phillips’ departure may not have a significant impact on the agency’s privacy enforcement agenda.

09 August 2022

Cyberattack victims’ silence could limit FTC’s impact in proposed Ransomware Act

A proposed bill requiring the FTC to provide reports on cross-border complaints regarding ransomware and other cyberattacks may fall short if the agency isn’t able to force companies to disclose such incidents.

04 August 2022

US judge criticises GDPR-imposed redactions

A procedural judge in a major US patent litigation forum has slammed Continental’s excessive redaction of disclosed documents, despite the company’s argument that the redaction was necessary under the GDPR.

03 August 2022

Embattled Robinhood to pay $30 million cybersecurity fine

The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has fined trading platform Robinhood’s cryptocurrency operation $30 million for failing to implement proper cybersecurity, bank secrecy and anti-money laundering programmes.

03 August 2022

US Bank slapped with multimillion fine for illegal data practices

The United States’ consumer protection agency for the financial sector has issued US Bank with a $37.5 million (€36.7 million) penalty for exploiting its customers’ personal data,  appearing to be the largest fine issued under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

02 August 2022

California privacy agency opposes national data privacy bill

Proponents of the American Data Privacy and Protection Act have raised their voices after the California Privacy Protection Agency voted to formally recommend opposition to the bill and any privacy legislation that seeks to preempt state law.

29 July 2022

Squire Patton hires US attorneys to keep pace with privacy demands

Squire Patton Boggs has added two lawyers to its data privacy and cybersecurity team, with additional international hiring likely to follow to keep up with client demand.

28 July 2022

Cyberinsurance premiums and burden likely to keep increasing

Premiums and policyholder responsibilities are growing as insurance carriers wrestle with the rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape and maintain their profit margins.

27 July 2022

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