As federal lawmakers gear up to tackle online privacy, a host of industry groups, tech companies and consumer advocates are weighing in with suggestions.
Google appears poised to win a showdown in Europe over whether the so-called "right to be forgotten" requires censorship of results worldwide.
A NYC law requiring home sharing platforms to turn over data about users likely violates the Fourth Amendment, a federal judge said Thursday.
"As the FTC assesses how it should approach digital privacy in the coming year, it should consider the reasonableness of certain practices, balanced against consumer expectations and the sensitivity of data in question," the IAB says.
Before Cambridge Analytica became one of Facebook's biggest headaches, the company was dealing with an entirely different privacy controversy -- its own use of photos to create a database matching people's names with their faces.
"Does Google, through this phone, know that I have moved here?" Rep. Ted Poe asked Google CEO Sundar Pichai. "You make $100 million a year, you ought to be able to answer the question."
"This is a pretty high-risk thing to do from a PR perspective but it appears that the growth team will charge ahead and do it," a Facebook executive wrote in an email.
Earlier this decade, Facebook considered charging developers $250,000 a year for the ability to access data about its users.
The think tank Upturn asks federal judge to reject Facebook's request to dismiss a lawsuit accusing it of violating civil rights laws.
"If consumers were opted out of online advertisements by default (with the choice of opting in), the likely result would include the loss of advertising-funded online content," the FTC says in a staff report