Region: United States of America

DPAs have “ethical duty” to improve laws, says ICO deputy chief

UK data privacy official Steve Wood has said regulators must recommend changes to laws where they see shortcomings.

25 October 2018

Apple chief executive calls for US federal privacy law

Tim Cook has come out in “comprehensive support” of a federal privacy law in the US, and criticised the “data industrial complex” opposing such a move.

24 October 2018

AI essential to Facebook, Zuckerberg says

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg has said the company uses artificial intelligence to protect user data – with its chief privacy officer and Google's general counsel also backing calls for uniform US federal privacy legislation.

24 October 2018

AT&T criticises $24 million cryptocurrency theft allegations

AT&T has sought to dismiss a cryptocurrency investor’s cybersecurity lawsuit, saying the individual has failed to explain why the company is responsible for the alleged theft of his assets.

24 October 2018

US-EU privacy relationship moving towards “healthy” tension, says Dixon

Ireland’s data protection commissioner Helen Dixon has said that a positive outcome of the “fraught issue” of data transfers is that the US and Europe better understand each other’s approaches to privacy.

23 October 2018

EPIC challenges Google algorithmic search technique

The Electronic Privacy Information Center has told a US federal appeals court that the reliability of Google’s email screening techniques needs to be tested in order to protect user privacy.

23 October 2018

Intel seeks dismissal of processor vulnerability class action

Intel has defended its decision to keep security vulnerabilities secret, as part of a bid to dismiss a class action it faces over the discovery of a major flaw in the security of its processors.

22 October 2018

King & Spalding adds two data partners to DC office

King & Spalding has added two partners to its data and security team in Washington, DC, a week after hiring a cybercrime expert from the US Department of Justice.

19 October 2018

SEC sounds the alarm on email fraud

The US Securities and Exchange Commission will take no action against nine public companies that lost $100 million through email fraud, but warned that regulated companies may need to reassess their accounting controls in light of emerging cyber risks.

18 October 2018

US senators urge India to drop data localisation requirements

Two US lawmakers have raised concerns about India’s data localisation policies in a letter which encourages the country to instead adopt a light-touch regulatory framework to foster investment and innovation.

17 October 2018

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