Nevada has a new privacy law. On May 29, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed Senate Bill 220 (SB-220) into law, making Nevada the first state to join California in granting consumers the right to opt out of the sale of their personal information. The act, which amends an existing online privacy notice law, is significantly narrower than the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
The Federal Communication Commission’s long-awaited – and much debated – privacy rules for Internet Service Providers have now been adopted. The agency approved the rules by a 3-2 vote along political party lines last Thursday. Several of the FCC requirements are particularly notable for being more restrictive than the Federal Trade Commission’s standards for consumer online privacy. In this post we provide an overview of some of the new FCC rules and highlight key areas where the FCC’s requirements diverge from the FTC’s framework.
A new agreement this week between mobile app platform operators and the California Attorney General effectively creates enforceable, nationwide mobile app privacy standards that companies will need to follow going forward.
The Economist magazine is hosting an online debate on whether governments should do more to protect online privacy. The series can be found through this blog entry. Marc Rotenberg, President and Executive Director of Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) is squaring off against Jim Harper, Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute. Today, Jules Polonetsky, Co-Chair and Director of the Future of Privacy Forum (the privacy think tank that I founded and now co-chair with Jules) made a contribution to the debate, which is excerpted in this entry.