Tag: Data Protection

  • EDPB Clarifies Ban on Meta’s Processing of Personal Data for Targeted Advertising

    On December 7th, the EDPB clarified that a contract is not a legitimate purpose for Meta’s processing of personal data, striking down the subscription service model.

    • AI Policy

    • Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights

    • Big Data

    • Commercial AI Use

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • International Privacy

    • International Privacy Laws

    • Privacy Laws

    • Social Media Privacy

    • Updates

  • EPIC, Coalition Back FTC’s Move to Bar Meta From Monetizing Children’s Data

    EPIC, the Center for Digital Democracy, Fairplay, US PIRG, and 30 other organizations today sent a letter to the FTC supporting the Commission's efforts to modify and strengthen its 2020 privacy order against Meta.

    • Children's Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Updates

  • Data Minimization: Limiting the Scope of Permissible Data Uses to Protect Consumers

    This is the second in a series of blog posts about EPIC’s proposal for a data minimization standard to limit commercial surveillance and protect consumer privacy.

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Brokers

    • Data Protection

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • Analysis

  • Data Minimization: Centering Reasonable Consumer Expectation in the FTC’s Commercial Surveillance Rulemaking

    We face a data privacy crisis in the United States. Unrestricted data collection has eroded consumer privacy.

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Brokers

    • Enforcement of Privacy Laws

    • Analysis

  • Washington State Legislature Passes Health Data Privacy Law

    The Washington State Legislature finalized passage Monday of the My Health My Data Act (MHMDA), the first state-level health data bill of its kind in the U.S. The bill now heads to Governor Jay Inslee’s desk for his signature to become law.

    • Data Protection

    • Health Privacy

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. State Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • EPIC Commends FTC’s BetterHelp Health Data Settlement

    In comments to the Federal Trade Commission, EPIC commended the FTC for taking enforcement action against online counseling company BetterHelp for unfair and deceptive trade practices involving health data.

    • Data Protection

    • Health Privacy

    • Updates

  • Colorado AG’s Office Finalizes Colorado Privacy Act Rules

    Last month the Colorado Attorney General’s Office finalized the Colorado Privacy Act Rules after a months-long, iterative rulemaking process.

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Privacy Laws

    • U.S. State Privacy Laws

    • Updates

  • EPIC Encourages NTIA to Maintain Focus on Commercial Data Harms

    EPIC submitted comments yesterday in response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)’s Request for Comment on Privacy, Equity and Civil Rights, encouraging NTIA to maintain its focus on harmful commercial data practices that disproportionately impact marginalized and historically excluded communities. EPIC urged NTIA to back robust oversight mechanisms and data minimization standards rather than an outdated self-regulatory model that fails to prevent consumer harms. Specifically, EPIC recommended algorithmic transparency requirements and mandatory risk and impact assessments because the “onus to avoid harms cannot rest on consumers.”

    • Consumer Privacy

    • Data Protection

    • Updates