Data

Whistleblower Explains How Twitter Easily Skirted FTC’s Data Security Enforcement

The former public official—and legendary hacker’s—decision to expose what he described as a disastrous security environment at the company has prompted an unlikely alliance in Congress.

NIH Injects $130M to Provide Quality Tools, Data for AI in Medicine

The funding comes from the National Institutes of Health’s Bridge2AI program to advance AI research, as well as ethical tools and standards.

Federal Action is Needed to Protect Consumer Data, New Report Says

The Government Accountability Office said Congress should enact ‘comprehensive legislative changes’ to address privacy issues around the collection and use of personal data.

FTC Debates Whether Data Privacy Concerns Warrant Market Wide Rules

A Thursday hearing on the matter featured both industry and consumer advocate perspectives on the best regulatory approach.

GSA Should be Sharing Government Office Utilization Data, Watchdog Says

The data can help other government agencies plan how much workspace is needed in a post-pandemic world.

Lawmakers Ask for Info on Meta’s Data Privacy Policies

Concern on Capitol Hill continues to rise about reproductive data and big tech following Roe v. Wade’s overturn.

Statistical Uncertainty Could be Problematic for Evidence-Based Policies, Study Finds

Certain privacy measures, as well as general data errors, can skew funding allocations derived from census information.

5G and Cloud Can Work Together to Improve Government Operations, Experts Say

Government and private sector officials explained how 5G can be an “underlayment” for scale and speed.

Lack of Equitable Data is Harming Underserved Communities, U.S. Chief Data Scientist Says

Enhanced data collection efforts and outreach are needed to improve outcomes for underrepresented communities across the country.

For the First Time, Government Asks Public for Input on Census Design

Recommendations from the public will help ensure that the Census Bureau is using the right tools and technology to reach all residents in the 2030 census.

FCC Probe Reveals Mobile Carriers’ Data Management Practices are ‘All Over the Map’

The last time the FCC investigated mobile carriers’ practices regarding location data, it resulted in fines Jessica Rosenworcel—now chair of the commission—said were unjustly meager.

FTC Sues Location Data Collector, Alleging Lax Security

The Federal Trade Commission is going after data broker Kochava over its practice of selling “sensitive geolocation data.”

House Oversight Dems Seeking Data From Social Media Companies About Threats to Law Enforcement

Lawmakers are demanding information from online platforms about how they are responding to growing threats against law enforcement officials following the FBI’s search of Mar-a-Lago.

DHS Commits to Better Intel Sharing with Law Enforcement, Points to Mobile App

Whether the department has increased information sharing with government partners is unclear, but—either way—the quality is just not there, according to DHS’ Office of the Inspector General.

Law Enforcement Purchase of Consumer Data Draws Congressional Scrutiny

Democrat lawmakers addressed seven federal law enforcement agencies for documentation of how often data was procured outside formal legal channels.

FTC Contemplates Rules to Protect Against Commercial Surveillance and Lax Data Privacy

The Commission voted Thursday to issue a notice of their proposed rulemaking and solicit public comment.

Accurate U.S. Crime Data Demands More State Participation

FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed federal data reporting from state and local jurisdictions, and how advanced technologies stand to help.