FTC Proposes Stronger Protections on Children’s Privacy

The rule would require targeted advertising to be off by default. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed modifications to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA Rule),…

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Appeals Court Temporarily Blocks Federal Razor Border Fence Removal

Overturns previous decision made by a district court judge. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily blocked President Biden’s administration from removing razor wire fencing installed by the…

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HHS Reaches First Cybersecurity Settlement

Medical group agrees to pay a $480,000 fine for sub-par security. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) reached its first cybersecurity settlement this month, fining Lafourche…

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Two Russian Nationals Charged with Hacking

They attempted to gain access to computers in the U.S., UK, and other countries. A federal grand jury has indicted two Russian nationals with charges of conspiracy to…

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District Judge Upholds Texas TikTok Ban on State Devices

He rules that restrictions on government devices do not violate the First Amendment. District Judge Robert Pitman upheld Texas’ state ban on the use of TikTok on government…

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Meta Reattempts Court Block of FTC Data Use Agreement

The judge will hear the case regarding the private data of minors on January 29. D.C. District Court Judge Randall Moss has announced that he would hear arguments…

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Senate Proposes Ban on TSA Use of Facial Recognition

Civil rights groups voice support for the Traveler Privacy Protection Act. Bipartisan legislation has been introduced in the Senate to restrict the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) gathering of…

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District Judge Blocks Montana TikTok Ban

Ban proposed fining TikTok $10,000 for each violation. District Judge Donald Molloy recently blocked Montana’s state-wide ban on the use of TikTok, issuing a preliminary injunction to block…

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House Judiciary Committee Introduces Restrictions on Private Data Collection

Legislators seek to close the legal spy loophole in Section 702 of the Foreign Surveillance Act. A bipartisan group of representatives introduced a bill to the House floor…

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Federal Judge Rules FTC Can Restrict Meta’s Private Data Use

The company sought to have the dispute with the Federal Trade Commission transferred to the court. The District of Columbia U.S. District Court denied a motion filed by…

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