Skip to content

News

3C Outlines National Data Privacy Framework to U.S. Senators

March 27, 2019 Sen. Jerry Moran, Chairman Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection 512 Dirksen Senate Building Washington, DC 20510 Dear Chairman Moran and Ranking Member Blumenthal: Thank you for convening a hearing to bring greater attention to “Small Business Perspectives on a Federal Data Privacy Framework.” Our organizations…

EXCLUSIVE: SURVEY SAYS! Small Business Owners Concerned New Privacy Regulations Will Hurt Bottom Line

California Consumer Protection Act. Washington Privacy Act. Data Dividends. Right of Action. Preemption. A flood of data regulation activity is sweeping across the country at all levels of government. All of this activity is intended to make things better, but it could actually make things worse particularly for the small business community. To raise awareness…

Microsoft bats for cross-border data flow, says international law needed

Tech giant Microsoft Thursday batted for cross-border data flows but asserted that the same needs to be protected through suitable international measures and standards both legal and technical. Microsoft India Group Head and Assistant General Counsel Corporate, External and Legal Affairs Keshav Dhakad said India’s IT sector companies, tech startups and developers may need access…

Is 2019 the year we stand up for protecting our privacy? Apple CEO Tim Cook says it’s time

“You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it.” That’s what Scott McNealy, who was Sun Microsystems CEO then, stunningly proclaimed to a group of reporters and analysts at a press launch 20 years ago. And two decades later, we consumers still haven’t gotten over it, nor should we. Especially with one high-profile data rupture after another…

Battle lines forming ahead of a looming US privacy law fight

Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have. On Thursday, more than a dozen privacy organizations unveiled a plan that would create a new federal data-protection agency focused on regulating the way…

Is it time for a federal data protection agency?

State and federal lawmakers have pushed for privacy laws after myriad online breaches and scandals. Now, saying the United States faces a “crisis,” advocacy groups are going a step further and calling for a new data protection agency. “The U.S. needs a federal agency focused on privacy protection, compliance with data protection obligations, and emerging…

New York, Los Angeles, Other Major Cities Are New Privacy Cops

Major U.S. cities are becoming hotbeds for privacy enforcement. Los Angeles’ recent lawsuit against IBM Corp. and its Weather Channel app for allegedly mining users’ location data without their consent highlights a growing list of cities that have sued some of the biggest tech companies in the nation for violating municipal and state privacy laws.…

Rubio debuts alternative privacy bill

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will introduce a privacy bill Wednesday tasking the Federal Trade Commission with recommending, and Congress with finalizing, national rules for companies like Google and Facebook. Why it matters: Rubio’s bill seems to steer clear of giving the FTC wide new authority, instead only letting the agency write rules itself if Congress fails…

Warning: “GDPR Extortion” Could Hurt Your Business, Here’s What to Do!

Most US-based business leaders are at least somewhat familiar with the GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation.) Although this broad set of data regulations is designed to protect the privacy of citizens in the European Union, it will significantly affect US businesses as well. It will also likely lead to a new and costly cybercrime: “GDPR extortion.”…

Join 3C to get the latest news and resources for your small business

To subscribe this form, you need to accept our privacy statement *(Required)
We respect your Privacy
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.