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.

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A decade in cybersecurity fails: the top breaches, threats, and ‘whoopsies’ of the 2010s

As the 2010s come to a close, we take a snarky walk down memory lane, listing the craziest, most impactful, or simply just awful cybersecurity fails of the decade.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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What role does data destruction play in cybersecurity?

Organizations are keen to protect the personal data of their employees and customers from cyberattack. But what about the data they no longer need? We discuss why data destruction is just as important to cybersecurity as protection.

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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.

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What should a US federal data privacy law ideally include?

What do small, privacy-protective companies think about a federal data privacy law for the US? It turns out, they’re all for it. Here are some of their ideas for US data privacy legislation.

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Maine inches closer to shutting down ISP pay-for-privacy schemes

Unlike a data privacy proposal in the US and a new data privacy law in California, the Maine data privacy bill aimed at Internet Service Providers (ISPs) explicitly shuts down any pay-for-privacy schemes.

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