The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has weighed in on the ePrivacy Regulation:

  • EU legislators should intensify efforts towards the adoption of an ePrivacy Regulation, which is necessary to complete the EU’s framework for data protection and confidentiality of communications.
  • The ePrivacy Regulation must under no circumstances lower the level of protection offered by the

Despite their distrust in tech giants and lack of confidence in their privacy practices, people aren’t likely to go out of their way to safeguard their information, shows a survey of nearly 4,000 people across generations.

Per the survey:

  • 33 percent of respondents claim to read end user license agreements
  • 66 percent either skim through

Show me the money and I’ll show you my data.

“How much would you charge a marketer to use your personally identifiable information for general advertising purposes?”

About 60 percent of 2,000 U.S. adults polled in November 2018 were willing to share personal data for a price. A majority (57 percent) said it was worth

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recommends that Congress consider comprehensive federal internet privacy legislation.

Issues that should be considered include:

  1. Which agency or agencies should oversee Internet privacy.
  2. What authorities an agency or agencies should have to oversee Internet privacy, including notice-and-comment rulemaking authority and first-time violation civil penalty authority.
  3. How to balance consumers’ need

Data monetization coming to California?

“In his first state of the state address on Tuesday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed “a new data dividend” that could allow residents to get paid for providing access to their data” – reports CNBC.

“California’s consumers should also be able to share in the wealth that is created from

Data privacy bills are pending in at least eight states, reports Sara Merken at Bloomberg Law.

State lawmakers are aiming to give citizens more control over their personal data. Some of the bills largely follow the lead of California, whose Consumer Privacy Act takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. Others are more narrowly focused on

Data rights > data ownership?

That’s the position taken by Privacy International in its response to the recent editorial by artist wil.i.am in The Economist which called for tech giants to pay individuals for their data:

  • Data rights offer a system of control and protection that is much more comprehensive than ownership, and these rights

The Illinois Supreme Court’s Ruling

On January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its long awaited opinion in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp, ruling that the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1 et seq. (“BIPA”) does not require an actual injury for a plaintiff to be considered “aggrieved” under the Act. The

If at first they don’t consent, try, try again?

A new form of privacy fraud further complicates the relationship between the Ad Tech industry and GDPR.

As Ad Tech vendors struggle to comply with the strict requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), especially around the acquisition of freely given, specific, informed and

Jeffrey L. Widman writes:

Fingerprint scanner, illustrating concept of biometricsIn 2008, the Illinois legislature enacted the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1 et seq. (“BIPA”) to provide standards of conduct for private entities in connection with the collection and possession of “biometric identifiers and information.” BIPA regulates the collection, use, safeguarding, handling, storage, retention and destruction of such biometric