Privacy

Online privacy in 2019: a legislative review - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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?
Growing rate of robocalls threatens user privacy - Robocalls aren't just a nuisance—they're a threat to personal data and privacy. And they're on the rise. Learn which new tactics scammers are using and how to protect against them.
Insurance data security laws skirt political turmoil - Across the United States, a unique approach to lawmaking has seen radical success in making data security a little bit stronger for one industry—insurance providers.
CEOs offer their own view of a US data privacy law - Should this proposed privacy law come into effect, if a company violates that law, you, your neighbor, and your family do not have the right to sue them.
YouTube ordered to cough up $170M settlement over COPPA infraction - Last week, the FTC announced its settlement with Google over YouTube’s COPPA violations, including requirements for better protecting children's data. But is it enough?
300 shades of gray: a look into free mobile VPN apps - Mobile VPN apps are one of the best tools for protecting user privacy. Unfortunately, a notable number of are deemed unsafe. Read on to find out how to assess the best mobile VPN for you.

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