California lawmakers block expansion of data privacy law

U.S. 05/16/19, 19:57

California lawmakers blocked an effort Thursday to expand the state's sweeping new data privacy law, handing a victory the tech industry as it faces mounting scrutiny over how it collects, stores and sells consumers' information.The state that is home to ...

Google opens German center to improve data privacy

Europe 05/14/19, 04:52

Google says it's opening a privacy focused engineering center in Munich, Germany, in its latest move to beef up its data protection credentials.CEO Sundar Pichai said Tuesday that the Silicon Valley tech giant is expanding its operations in the southern ...

Insider Q&A: Business Roundtable executive on data privacy

Business 05/05/19, 12:02

Denise Zheng is vice president at the Business Roundtable, an association of CEOs of major U.S. companies, where she oversees the technology and internet innovation committee. Her previous background includes work as a technical adviser for the Plan X cyber ...

Update: Industry objects to broader California data law

U.S. 02/25/19, 18:15

The Latest on California's data privacy law (all times local):3:15 p.m.An industry group says a proposal to broaden the right of consumers to sue under California's landmark privacy law would undermine the legislation that was passed last year.Kevin McKinley of ...

UK lawmakers recommend stiffer social media regulation

Europe 02/17/19, 21:39

A parliamentary committee report has recommended that the United Kingdom government increase oversight of social media platforms like Facebook to better control harmful or illegal content. The report published Sunday concludes an 18-month investigation and says that social media sites should ...

Battle lines forming ahead of a looming US privacy law fight

Business 01/17/19, 00:20

Privacy advocates are calling for a new federal agency to oversee consumer data privacy. The organizations' plan would sideline the Federal Trade Commission and strengthen digital privacy protections for U.S. citizens.In contrast, a D.C. think tank backed by technology companies ...

US attorneys general discuss social media privacy concerns

Business 09/25/18, 17:37

A meeting between top state law enforcement officials and Attorney General Jeff Sessions about how the government can safeguard the privacy of social media users ended Tuesday without a decision on whether to investigate.The gathering at the Justice Department was ...

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