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Lines Drawn on New Data Privacy Bills

Nov 26, 2019 |

A second U.S. data privacy bill in as many months targets consumer protections while attempting to beef up enforcement of privacy rights.

The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act would establish a new bureau within the Federal Trade Commission to enforce digital privacy rules. Read more…

U.S. Data Privacy Bill Would Jail Offenders

Oct 21, 2019 |

Proposed U.S. data privacy legislation would impose penalties stiffer than current European rules while giving American consumers a “one-click” option to block companies from selling or sharing their personal information. Read more…

Beware of Bias in Big Data, Feds Warn

Jan 8, 2016 |

A new report issued this week by the Federal Trade Commission applauds big data practitioners for helping to increase access to goods, services, healthcare, education, and employment. But the FTC also warned businesses and organizations to be aware of “hidden biases” Read more…

Tesco’s Collapse is a Cautionary Tale for Big Data

Nov 7, 2014 |

There is a tendency to view big data analytics as a magic bullet that can transform any company using it into a market leader. For some, however, the “magic bullet” Read more…

U.S. Cracking Down on Data Brokers

Sep 22, 2014 |

The U.S. is stepping scrutiny of big data companies that regulators increasing view as “stewards of information detailing nearly every facet of consumers’ lives.”

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been leading the charge with tougher enforcement of consumer protection laws. Read more…

FTC Expands Scrutiny of Big Data Practices

Aug 14, 2014 |

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is stepping up its scrutiny of big data practices as concerns grow about misuse of private data collected by banks, retailers and other enterprises.

The regulatory agency’s Bureau of Consumer Protection is hosting a Sept. Read more…

Data Brokers Coming Under Scrutiny

Jun 3, 2014 |

Federal regulators are urging Congress to crack down on data brokers who collect and sell personal information without consumers’ knowledge.

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission warned in a recent report that there is a “fundamental lack of transparency” Read more…