Will the Coronavirus pandemic provide the push needed for a U.S. Federal Privacy law?

“The leaders of the House subcommittee responsible for drafting Federal privacy legislation agree about the need to resume working together in order to pass a national standard, while the panel’s top Republican called for clarity on liability protections.”

“Although the pandemic

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has offered tips for data protection during the COVID-19 crisis.

  • Consider privacy and security as you’re developing your products and services, and not after launch. Although we will be flexible and reasonable when it comes to bringing enforcement actions against companies engaged in good faith, thoughtful efforts to address the

Is the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) considering amending its health data breach notification rule?

“The Federal Trade Commission is seeking comment on whether proposed changes should be made to a decade-old rule that requires certain companies that provide or service personal health records to notify consumers and the Commission of a data breach,” the agency

On May 7, 2020, the New York Attorney General announced she will not sue Zoom after it agreed to adopt enhanced data security and privacy measures to protect the data of its 300 million plus users. As COVID-19 social distancing policies radically change the way individuals and industries communicate, Zoom saw a reported 3,000 percent

A group of Republican U.S. senators plan to introduce legislation to protect user privacy in relation to contact-tracing apps used to combat the spread of COVID-19.

“While the severity of the COVID-19 health crisis cannot be overstated, individual privacy, even during times of crisis, remains critically important,” said John Thune, R-S.D.

Thune, together with U.S.

The Federal Trade Commission has issued guidance on using artificial intelligence (AI) in algorithms.

Key Takeaways

The use of AI tools should be transparent, explainable, fair and empirically sound, while fostering accountability.

  • Don’t deceive consumers about how you use automated tools.
  • Be transparent when collecting sensitive data.
  • Be careful about how you get that data

The Federal Trade Commission weighs in on Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic:

For Ed Tech:

  • COPPA is not a barrier to schools providing robust remote learning.
  • Schools can consent on behalf of parents to the collection of student personal information only if such information is used for a school-authorized

The Federal Communications Commission clarifies that auto-dialed calls and SMS messages regarding COVID-19 are exempted from Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) consent requirements.

  • Efforts to slow the spread of the disease depend on effective communications about measures to mitigate transmission of the illness, as well as other health and safety information.
  • Automated calls to wireless

Responding to recent reports that the U.S. Government may send payments by check or direct deposit to Americans in the near future to offset some of the economic damage done by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Federal Trade Commission has offered a list of three important tips consumers should keep in mind to avoid getting scammed.