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On March 20, 2024, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will prohibit data brokers from transferring U.S. residents’ sensitive personal data to foreign adversaries, including China and Russia. The Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act of 2024 marks a significant development in executive and legislative action related to foreign access to U.S. data.
Continue Reading House Passes the Protecting Americans’ Data from Foreign Adversaries Act

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth recently filed its response to the Federal Trade Commission’s notice of proposed rulemaking, which addresses amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Continue Reading CIPL Files Response to FTC’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on the COPPA Rule

The Federal Trade Commission held its eighth annual privacy conference, PrivacyCon, on March 6, 2024. The goal of PrivacyCon is to assemble researchers, academics, industry representatives, consumer advocates and government regulators to consider and discuss cutting-edge research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. This year’s conference consisted of remarks by FTC Commissioners

As reported by Bloomberg Law, on February 27, 2024, at RemedyFest, a conference hosted by Bloomberg Beta and Y Combinator, Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan said that sensitive personal data that is linked to health, geolocation and web browsing history should be excluded from training artificial intelligence models.
Continue Reading FTC Chair Asserts Certain Sensitive Data Should Be Excluded from Training AI Models

On February 22, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement order against Avast Limited requiring the company to pay $16.5 million and prohibit the company from selling or licensing any web browsing data for advertising purposes.
Continue Reading FTC Announces $16.5 Million Settlement Against UK Service Provider and Ban from Selling Browsing Data for Advertising Purposes

Join us for a webinar discussing the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule on February 20, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. (ET). This blog entry provides a link to register for the webinar.
Continue Reading What’s Next in Children’s Privacy: An Update on the FTC’s Proposed Changes to the COPPA Rule

On February 1, 2024, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Blackbaud Inc. in connection with alleged security failures that resulted in a breach of the company’s network and access to the personal data of millions of consumers.
Continue Reading FTC Proposes Settlement with Blackbaud in Connection with Alleged Security Failures