Privacy

Watchdog: Most Agencies Behind on Personal Data Disclosure Guidance

The Government Accountability Office found that only one out of 17 agencies implemented guidance from the Office of Management and Budget.

TSA Wants to Automate ID Verification at Checkpoint Security

The agency is testing using facial recognition to verify passengers’ information with the information on record.

Third US-EU Trade and Tech Meeting to Feature Major Technological Development Goals

The third ministerial meeting of the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council aims to foster bilateral initiatives and confront challenges posed by China’s economic policies.

Proposed Rule Would Prioritize Patient Consent In Dealing With Mental Health Data

The rule could have significant ramifications across several health care fields.

Agency Recommends Firmer Data, Algorithm Regulations to Protect Online Privacy

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration responded to the Federal Trade Commission’s request for advice on developing an online privacy framework.

Over 40 International Business Groups Support Transatlantic Data Privacy Terms

A letter sent to EU and U.S. officials asked for more analysis on how requirements will be enforced within the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework.

CFPB Targets Financial Industry's Ability to 'Hoard' Personal Data in Proposed Rule

The regulatory agency is the latest entity to propose its own consumer data privacy requirements absent an overarching federal law.

New US-EU Data Privacy Framework Focuses On Limiting U.S. Surveillance

Fortifying European citizens’ data and privacy rights are central to the updated U.S.-EU Data Privacy Framework. 

'All Options Are on the Table,' HHS Privacy Official Doubles Down on Data Protection

The HHS’s Office of Civil Rights is focusing on guidance and stakeholder coordination to enforce reproductive health data post Roe v. Wade.

HHS Needs to Ensure Telehealth Patients and Providers Understand Privacy Risks

An oversight report underscored the need for improved patient privacy and security disclosures following the pandemic-related telehealth boom.

Senate Dems Call on ICE to Halt Facial Recognition and Buying from Data Brokers

Sens. Ed Markey and Ron Wyden are also pressing the immigration enforcement agency to detail their use of surveillance technologies.

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.

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.

NIST to Launch New Guidance on Security Risks of Telehealth and Smart Home Integration

The agency notes that “user experience” improvements may come with less control over privacy and security.