"Under Prop 24, a consumer can limit the use of their sensitive information to stop Uber from profiling them based on race, stop Spotify from utilizing their precise geo-location and prevent Facebook from using their sexual orientation, health status or religion in its algorithms," Carmen Balber, executive director of Consumer Watchdog, stated Thursday.
FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks is asking AT&T and Verizon about their "practices and procedures for protecting consumer information and "commitment to data privacy" -- specifically their involvement with real-time bidding for location data.
"Like it or not, the First Amendment's protections apply to corporate entities, especially when they engage in editorial decision making," FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly says.
The judge overseeing a privacy lawsuit against Facebook over its alleged use of facial recognition technology signaled Thursday he's inclined to approve a settlement.
Congress may need 'to reassess the special privileges afforded to tech platforms, especially given their vast power to curate and present content in ways that may manipulate users,' FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra stated Thursday.
The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether Facebook may have violated a robotexting law by sending unwanted messages to a Montana resident.
California's new privacy law, which just took effect in January, could soon be in for a major overhaul.
"The First Amendment allows social media companies to censor content freely, in ways the government never could, and it prohibits the government from retaliating against them for their speech," FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks said this week.
Maine's new broadband privacy law is "an extreme outlier," industry lobbying groups are telling a federal judge.
"The Trump FCC may have gutted critical net neutrality protections, but AT&T nonetheless has a responsibility to avoid any policies or practices that harm consumers and stifle competition," Sens. Ed Markey, Ron Wyden and Richard Blumenthal tell CEO Randall Stephenson.