CFPB Proposes Limits on Debt Collection Calls
The bureau's rule-making proposal could unleash “a battle over the [collection] industry’s tactics and consumers’ rights."
Fiserv Hit With Lawsuit By Credit Union
A small Pennsylvania credit union alleges security vulnerabilities and other problems with the vendor's core processing services.
Facebook Sets Aside $3B for Possible FTC Fine
Facebook says the charge it took in the first quarter is a reasonable estimate of what it would cost to resolve an FTC privacy investigation.
Google+ Bug Exposed Data of 500,000 Users
Google said it "found no evidence that any profile data was misused" but it will shut down the consumer version of Google+ by August 2019.
Legal Case Shows Social Networks Can’t Remain Neutral On User Privacy
The LinkedIn/hiQ case highlights the tension between the desire to protect users' privacy and the free flow of information.
Uber Settles FTC Case Over Privacy Violations
"Our order requires a culture of privacy sensitivity for Uber," Acting FTC Chair Maureen Ohlhausen says of the settlement.
The Financial Case for a Data Privacy Program
How to reduce costs and risks while increasing the business value of data.
My 2017 Tech Watchpoints
Internet of things, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence — they're all worth watching in 2017 and beyond.
Don’t Get Financially Stung by the GDPR
The GDPR’s primary goal is to give control over personal data back to the individual, in this case the European Union citizen.
High Court Sides With Businesses in Privacy Case
Consumers must show "concrete" harm when consumer reporting agencies publish inaccurate information about them, the court rules on a 6-2 vote.
Verizon Fined $1.3M Over Use of ‘Supercookies’
The FCC says the largest U.S. cell provider failed to disclose it was injecting tracking code into web traffic to serve advertisers.