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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

How Much Is Your Data Worth to Facebook and Google? A New Senate Bill Aims to Find Out


The credit bureaus should be included.

http://fortune.com/2019/06/24/facebook-google-data-privacy-dashboard-act/
 

The Designing Accounting Safeguards to Help Broaden Oversight And Regulations on Data (DASHBOARD) Act, which was introduced on Monday, takes aim at companies that have more than 100 million monthly active users. The bill would pull back at least part of the curtain on the data collection practices of technology giants Facebook and Google—and potentially Twitter and Read more . . .


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Your phone carrier can now block robocalls by default


The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to give wireless carriers like Verizon the green light to block Read more . . .


Thursday, April 18, 2019

Identity Theft Protections for Minors Signals New Area of Privacy Obligations for Companies


Identity theft protection isn't just for adults anymore. As stories of data breaches and identity theft have become part of the daily news cycle, a recent law enacted by Congress provides increased protection to minors from such attacks. Under Pub. L. 115-175, better known as the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (the Act), parents and legal guardians now have the ability to implement free credit freezes for children under 16.
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Monday, November 26, 2018

On the Mend: Bill Requiring Delayed Reporting of Veterans’ Medical Debts Seeks to Correct Department of Veterans Affairs Payments Errors


As proposed, the Act requires the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to establish a database – not later than one year after enactment – to allow consumer reporting agencies to verify whether a debt furnished to a consumer reporting agency is veteran’s medical debt. 

https://www.natlawreview.
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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Rubio, Kennedy Introduce Bill To Protect Small Businesses From Security Breaches


Today, U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced the Read more . . .


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Free credit freezes are coming soon


The new law has a long name – Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act – but the outcome is simple. When the law takes effect in September, Read more . . .


Monday, April 30, 2018

This bill could weaken the protection of a credit freeze


If the bill becomes a law, it will offer weaker protections against identity theft, replacing stronger ones currently dictated by individual states. And, as if that were not enough, it would also provide service members an inadequate right to credit monitoring, while paving the way for Equifax and the other national credit bureaus to take over the credit scoring marketplace. 
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