US and European Consumer Groups Urge Global Compliance with GDPR

Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a coalition of US and European consumer groups, has written to ninety-five major internet companies, including Amazon and Google, seeking compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a baseline standard for all users worldwide. TACD wrote, “Strong privacy…

Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue Publishes “10 Things to Know About the GDPR”

The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue, a coalition of more than 70 consumer organizations in Europe and North America, has made available “10 Things to Know About the GDPR.” The analysis details key elements of the new European privacy law. TACD wrote, “People’s data should be treated…

Safety Groups Urges Congress to Regulate “Autonomous Vehicles”

A coalition of consumer safety groups wrote to senators asking them to delay passing the AV START Act (S. 1885) until the National Transportation Safety Board finished its investigation of two recent crashes involving autonomous vehicles. The groups said: “we are very concerned that provisions…

EPIC Joins Coalition Urging CFPB To Maintain Public Database of Consumer Complaints

EPIC and a coalition of consumer organizations have sent a letter to Mick Mulvaney urging the Acting Director not to ban public access to the CFPB consumer complaint database. “The public complaint database is a tool that empowers individuals to inform and protect themselves in…

EPIC, Coalition Urge Ethics Board to Prevent the Use of Facial Recognition on Body Cameras

In a letter to Axon’s Artificial Intelligence Ethics Board, EPIC and a coalition of civil rights and civil liberties groups called upon the Board to prevent Axon, the largest provider of police body cameras, from implementing real-time facial recognition. The letter states that “real-time facial…

Latin American Consumer Groups Urge Facebook to Comply with GDPR in All Countries

A coalition of 14 consumer groups in Latin America has sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at a global level. The groups wrote, “The GDPR provides a solid foundation for the…

US and European Consumer Groups Urge Mark Zuckerberg to Comply with GDPR in All Countries

The Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a coalition of more than 70 consumer organization in North America and Europe, has sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him to comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as a baseline standard, not just…

UPDATE – EPIC, Consumer Groups Urge FTC to Investigate Facebook’s Use of Facial Recognition

EPIC and a coalition of consumer groups have filed a complaint with the FTC, charging that Facebook’s use of facial recognition techniques threaten user privacy and “in multiple ways” violate the 2011 Consent Order with the Commission. “The scanning of facial images without express, affirmative…

EPIC, Consumer Groups to Urge Federal Trade Commission to Investigate Facebook’s Use of Facial Recognition

EPIC and a coalition of consumer groups will file a complaint with the FTC on Friday charging that Facebook’s use of facial recognition techniques threaten user privacy and violate the 2011 Consent Order with the Commission. “The scanning of facial images without express, affirmative consent…

Safety Commission Responds to EPIC’s Google Home Mini Complaint

The Consumer Product Safety Commission responded to a complaint from EPIC and a coalition of consumer groups, urging the Commission to order the recall of the Google Home Mini “smart speaker.” The touchpad on the device was permanently set to “on” so that Google recorded…