A new comprehensive federal privacy bill, the Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA), has been introduced by Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Senators Ed Markey (D-Mass.) Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

Key novel provisions per International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Research Director Caitlin Fennessy:

  • individual consent for data

The Facial Recognition Technology Warrant Act, introduced by Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) would be the first federal restriction on law enforcement’s use of the technology, reports Sara Merken for Bloomberg Law.

“The bill…would require a court order based on probable cause before law enforcement could use facial recognition tools to conduct persistent tracking of a

Data-rich companies like Facebook have a unique opportunity to capitalize on the recent surge in regulatory scrutiny and turn it to their advantage.

Savvy tech companies are attuned to public opinion and won’t allow others to control the narrative. They are already taking steps to regain the upper hand in the privacy debate.

Facebook demonstrated

EU and U.S. officials finally unveiled the full text of the proposed EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework earlier this week. The agreement is the culmination of a five-month negotiation to address European concerns regarding mass surveillance and personal data protection issues surrounding transatlantic data transfers. The European Commission’s Article 29 Working Party must now review and

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.A recent bill proposed by the U.S. Senate states requirements for publicly traded companies to increase transparency about cybersecurity threats, risks and breaches. The bill includes disclosure standards such as having publicly owned companies reveal whether anyone on its board of directors has cybersecurity expertise or specialization. Companies would provide this information through U.S. Securities

In an effort to standardize data breach laws nationwide, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) introduced H.R. 1770 to the House and Energy Commerce Committee this past week. Called the Data Security and Breach Notification Act, it aims to replace all state data breach laws with one federalized standard. Currently, 47 states and the District of Columbia