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FTC's Data Security Case Against Wyndham Worldwide Moves Forward Closely-watched case could determine authority

In a victory for the Federal Trade Commission, a federal judge declined to dismiss the agency's data security case against Wydham Worldwide Hotels, allowing it to move forward. The case, in…

April 7, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

Fandango, Credit Karma Settle FTC Charges in Data Security Case Sends strong message to companies to tighten procedures

The Federal Trade Commission continues to step up its data security enforcement in an attempt to stop data breaches before they harm consumers. On Friday, the agency announced Fandango and…

March 28, 2014, 12:54 PM EDT

Target Is Washington's Poster Child for Data Breach Debate Report shows where retailer went wrong

Target is quickly becoming the poster child for Washington policymakers anxious to find a solution to curb the growing number of data breaches that steal and compromise the personal information…

March 25, 2014, 5:23 PM EDT

Infographic: Consumers Just Say No to In-Store Tracking Consumers favor opt-in consent

Given the choice, consumers are likely to just say "no" to their movements being tracked in retail stores via their smartphones. According to a new survey by Chicago-based OpinionLab, eight…

March 24, 2014, 2:43 PM EDT

Zuckerberg Says U.S. Government Is a Threat to the Internet Not fast enough on surveillance reform

Mark Zuckerberg took to his Facebook page today to express his frustrations with U.S. government's slow progress on surveillance reform. He even went so far as to call the government…

March 13, 2014, 5:10 PM EDT

Edward Snowden: Tech Giants Are Irresponsible With Consumer Data Exiled American whistle-blower on SXSW panel

Echoing sentiments expressed by Julian Assange at South by Southwest Interactive two days ago, exiled American whistle-blower Edward Snowden and fellow panelists today suggested that tech giants such as Google…

March 10, 2014, 3:34 PM EDT

Advertisers Pay 3 Times More for Cookie-Based Ads But will consumer privacy regulation alter the landscape?

A new study from the Digital Advertising Alliance found that advertisers will pay a substantially higher premium for interest-based ads. While that may not seem so surprising, the study, to…

February 10, 2014, 6:00 AM EST

Will Washington Move to Quickly to Regulate the Internet of Things? At least one regulator, sounds a note of caution

Walk the halls of the International CES and listen to tech titans like Cisco’s John Chambers and it’s easy to believe that the Internet of things is the next big…

January 9, 2014, 7:13 AM EST

Auto Execs Lament State of Connected Car Regulation Industry is still unsure which way D.C. might regulate

The connected car is one of the hottest topics at this year’s International CES, but to make it a reality, the auto industry will first need to navigate a Web…

January 7, 2014, 9:45 PM EST

Rep. Terry Defends U.S. Data Economy as 'Gold' Key House lawmaker lays out privacy and data security agenda

While privacy advocates are looking to Europe to force the U.S. to adopt stricter privacy laws, Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said not so fast. Referencing the Direct Marketing Association's recent…

October 29, 2013, 2:23 PM EDT

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