Rights groups: Kids' online safety bill could put vulnerable teens at risk

The groups say the bill has laudable goals but could come with unintended consequences for vulnerable children.

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Senate Democrats call on FTC to investigate Twitter's data security

by Tonya Riley

Lawmakers worry that Elon Musk's hasty changes on the Twitter platform such as altering its verification service could harm consumers.

ID.me misled IRS on processing times for identity verification, congressional investigators found

by Tonya Riley

Wait times to receive identity verification were more than double than what ID.me initially represented to the IRS.

In her new book, Danielle Keats Citron makes the case for the 'right to intimate privacy'

by Tonya Riley

The longtime privacy advocate says that "intimate privacy is the key to citizenship, love and flourishing."

Experian tool exposed partial Social Security numbers, putting customers at risk

by Tonya Riley

The problem with using Social Security numbers to authenticate consumers goes much deeper than Experian, experts say.

FTC holds alcohol delivery app Drizly and its CEO liable for lax data security before 2020 hack

by Tonya Riley

The order makes the unusual move in specifically naming the company's CEO and could signal a more aggressive FTC on privacy matters.

White House rallies industry support for Internet of Things labeling effort

by Suzanne Smalley, Tonya Riley

Executives from consumer electronic companies along with advocates and academics joined officials from the White House and FCC the meeting.

White House announces new surveillance guardrails to meet EU Privacy Shield expectations

by Tonya Riley

A new executive order directs the Attorney General to establish a Data Protection Review Court.

Banning TikTok won’t protect Americans’ sensitive data

by Justin Sherman

Banning TikTok because of its Chinese owners leaves policymakers playing a game of whack-a-mole instead of focusing on privacy legislation that matters. 

People search websites create privacy nightmares for abortion rights advocates

by Tonya Riley

Many abortion rights advocates say the ease of finding their personal information online from data brokers puts them at risk.

Privacy advocates want the FTC to take on invasive daycare apps

by Tonya Riley

Researchers have found some daycare apps share information such as the number of diaper changes with third-parties without disclosing it.

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