Online privacy in 2019: a legislative review
December 23, 2019 - Americans enjoy no federal rights to access their data, correct their data, easily move their data from one company to another, or individually sue a company that invades their private lives online. Several US Senators want to change that.
New Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) would empower American users
December 17, 2019 - The Consumer Online Privacy Rights Act (COPRA) would give everyday Americans the right to sue a company that violated their privacy rights, extending enforcement capabilities directly to the public.
‘Data as property’ promises fix for privacy problems, but could deepen inequality
November 25, 2019 - Data property supporters in the US argue that, through data payments, Americans could rebalance the relationship they have with the technology industry, giving them more control over their data privacy and putting some extra money in their pockets. But the cost to privacy, some say, is too high.
ACCESS Act might improve data privacy through interoperability
November 6, 2019 - Data privacy is back in Congressional lawmakers’ sights, as proposed legislation called the ACCESS Act focuses not on data collection, storage, and selling, but on the idea that Americans should be able to easily pack up their data and take it to a competing service. But will this actually protect privacy?