Following EPIC Comments, FTC Strengthens Safeguards for Kids’ Data in Gaming Industry

The FTC has unanimously voted to approve EPIC’s recommendations to strengthen safeguards for children’s data in the gaming industry. In a 5-0 vote, the FTC adopted EPIC’s proposals to revise the Entertainment Software Rating Board’s industry rules to (1) extend children’s privacy protections in COPPA…

EPIC Urges FTC To Step Up Privacy Shield Enforcement

In detailed comments, EPIC advised the FTC to strengthen a proposed settlement with ReadyTech concerning Privacy Shield, a framework that permits the flow of data on Europeans to the U.S. The FTC settlement prohibited the company from making future misrepresentations regarding compliance with Privacy Shield,…

China’s Artificial Intelligence Revolution: a Sputnik Moment for the West?

… to compete with China in artificial intelligence, they will need to strengthen … for countries on every continent. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one area in … , is one example. China’s Artificial Intelligence Potential In a sign of … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE China’s…

Apple Will Bolster Encryption Of Devices, Prevent Apps From Selling Contact Lists

Apple announced two measures to strengthen the privacy and security of its devices: it will close a loophole that allowed law enforcement to access devices and it will prevent apps from secretly selling contact lists. In 2016, Apple refused a demand by the FBI to…

FG to create national artificial intelligence ecosystem – Minister

… create and strengthen a national Artificial Intelligence ecosystem to achieve sustainable development … bank on technology, robotics and artificial intelligence to reshape humanity, we need … of the transformative power of artificial intelligence usually give two examples: self-driving … VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE FG…

EPIC Urges FTC To Strengthen Revised Settlement with Uber

In detailed comments to the Federal Trade Commission, EPIC urged the FTC to strengthen a revised settlement with Uber. The FTC reached a settlement with Uber back in August of 2017 for its numerous privacy abuses, including secretly tracking riders and using software to evade…

EPIC Urges FTC to Strengthen PayPal/Venmo Settlement

In detailed comments, EPIC advised the FTC to strengthen a proposed settlement with PayPal concerning Venmo, a mobile app for peer-to-peer payments. The FTC complaint found that Venmo made misrepresentations about privacy and security practices. EPIC recommended that the FTC require PayPal to (1) change…

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Has New Opportunity to Protect Device Privacy at the Border

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has a new opportunity to strengthen personal privacy at the border. When courts recognize and strengthen our Fourth Amendment rights against warrantless, suspicionless searches of our electronic devices at the border, it’s an important check on the…

Infrastructure giants warned: Be ready for cyber attacks or face fines

Britain’s energy, water and transport companies have been ordered to strengthen their cyber defences or risk fines amid growing fears that Russian hackers are planning an attack on critical infrastructure. Companies dealing with infrastructure that have failed to prepare for assaults will be penalised in…