Senators Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) introduced the “National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020,” a bill that would prohibit private companies from collecting or profiting from  biometric
Continue Reading Federal Legislation Would Tell Private Companies ‘No Consent, No Biometrics’

“Company executives would face possible jail time for lying to the Federal Trade Commission about privacy and data security matters, under a new bill by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden, a
Continue Reading Proposal Would Hold Executives Personally Responsible for Lying to the FTC About Privacy and Data Security

Sen. Ed Markey , D-Mass., has introduced a bill (S. 2577) imposing considerable obligations on data brokers regarding their handling of personal information.

Key provisions:

  • Don’t collect personal information under


Continue Reading Massachusetts Senator Introduces Legislation Imposing Obligations on Data Brokers

If it makes the individual go “huh, why did that (use of my information) happen?”  you, company that provides a service utilizing data, may have a data protection problem on
Continue Reading Senate Committee Explores Data Monetization, Consumer Privacy Expectations

The Federal Trade Commission should be the primary enforcer of a federal privacy bill and to do so would need a larger budget. That is one point that seemed to
Continue Reading Common Ground in Federal Privacy Law Debate: FTC Should Enforce, Needs More Resources