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Democratic senators have introduced a big new data privacy plan

“Under the act, data collectors would be required to “reasonably secure” identifying information, to not use that information in a harmful way, and to give notice to consumers about breaches of sensitive information. The requirement extends to third parties, if the data collectors share or sell that data with another entity, and the plan would […]
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Business Execs Believe More Countries Will Adopt GDPR-Like Laws

“Earlier this week, Apple CEO Tim Cook praised the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and advocated for stricter privacy laws in the US. Whenever the head of the world’s first $1 trillion companyapplauds regulation, people take notice. But Cook isn’t the only one in the business world who believes more data laws are coming our way.”
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Companies Weigh Data-Privacy Risks Ahead of Brexit

“The prospect of a no-deal Brexit is creating new risks for companies that are required to comply with European data-protection rules. If the U.K. separates from the European Union on March 29 without a withdrawal agreement, data transfers from the bloc to the U.K. won’t automatically comply with the EU’s strict privacy laws. That leaves […]
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Cisco, like Apple and other tech giants, now wants new federal privacy law

“In a blog post, Cisco’s top lawyer, Mark Chandler, called the current legal framework “not adequate.” Cisco hasn’t put forward specific bill language just yet; it is speaking for now in generalities. Particularly in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, along with the recent passage of the GDPR in the European Union and California’s own new privacy law, companies […]
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It’s Time for Action on Privacy, Says Apple’s CEO Tim Cook

“We all deserve control over our digital lives. That’s why we must rein in the data brokers. In 2019, it’s time to stand up for the right to privacy—yours, mine, all of ours. Consumers shouldn’t have to tolerate another year of companies irresponsibly amassing huge user profiles, data breaches that seem out of control and the […]
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WhatsApp Compliance Under India Review Before Payments Approval

“India is reviewing an audit report on data practices of WhatsApp Inc. to ensure compliance with local rules before permitting a nationwide debut of the Facebook Inc. -owned company’s long-delayed payments service.  “We have received the data localization compliance system audit report from WhatsApp, which shall be reviewed in the next few weeks,” a Mumbai-based […]