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On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation conducted a hearing to revisit the potential for a national data privacy standard. While the Committee had met last December to discuss what Congress should consider when drafting a federal privacy bill, the game has since changed. Given that COVID-19 has drastically altered life as

Is a U.S. federal privacy law on the horizon?

Tomorrow, September 23rd at 10:00 a.m., U.S. Senator Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a hearing titled, “Revisiting the Need for Federal Data Privacy Legislation.”

The hearing will examine the current state of consumer data privacy and legislative

By now, most of us have participated in at least one videoconference from the comfort of our homes, be it for a work meeting, a fitness class, or a virtual happy hour with friends across the country. Easing the transition from business-as-usual to social distancing and sheltering-in-place, these video communications platforms and apps have no

Last week, 23andMe, the direct-to-consumer genetic testing service, announced its strategic license agreement with Almirall, a leading global pharmaceutical company, for the rights to a bispecific monoclonal antibody designed to treat Il-36 cytokines in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. The antibody was discovered by 23andMe’s Therapeutics team, using the genetic information from more than 8 million

The Internet of Things (IoT) is often defined as a network of interconnected devices, such as sensors, smartphones, and wearables, or the transfer of data between everyday objects with computing capabilities. It’s where physical infrastructure meets the digital universe, and where machines can “talk” to one another. The IoT creates a connected world, and it’s

Last month, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office released a comprehensive Age Appropriate Design Code that seeks to protect children within the digital world.

The code sets out 15 flexible standards of age appropriate design for online services. These standards focus on providing “high privacy” default settings, transparency to children with regard to active location tracking

Since the GDPR went into effect in May 2018, there’s been a noticeable surge in the display of cookie consent notices (or cookie banners), with large variations in text, the choices presented to users, and even the position of the notice on the webpage.

But how are users actually interacting with these cookie banners, if