On September 11, 2019 the Privacy Coalition hosted a panel with Christian D’Cunha (Head of Private Office, European Data Protection Supervisor), Mary Ross (former president of Californians for Consumer Privacy and coauthor of the California Consumer Privacy Act), and Caitriona Fitzgerald (EPIC Policy Director). They offered their perspectives on privacy developments in Europe, California, and in Congress.
EPIC has released a detailed analysis of the privacy bills in Congress. According to EPIC, Senator Ed Markey’s Privacy Bill of Rights ranks #1. EPIC’s report — Grading on a Curve: Privacy Legislation in the 116th Congress — reviews recent developments, sets out a model bill, and assesses pending legislation. The EPIC Report finds that many of the bills in Congress lack the basic elements of a privacy law, such as an opportunity for individuals to enforce their rights. The EPIC report strongly recommends creation of a federal data protection agency. EPIC President Marc Rotenberg said, “There are shortcomings with
EPIC has launched the #EnforceTheOrder, @FTC campaign to urge the FTC to enforce the agency’s consent order with Facebook. March 26 marks one year since the FTC reopened its investigation into Facebook. This is how you can help: Tweet about why FTC enforcement matters to you and include: #EnforceTheOrder @FTC @facebook Tweet #EnforceTheOrder at the FTC Commissioners: @JoeSimonsFTC, @FTCPhillips, @chopraftc, @RKSlaughterFTC, Christine Wilson Need some help with language? Feel free to use the Tweets below: Enforcing the 2011 consent order matters to me and the 87 million other @facebook users whose information was compromised after Cambridge Analytica. #privacy #EnforceTheOrder @FTC
The Privacy Coalition met with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Commissioner Noah Phillips on December 14, 2018. He discussed the agency’s enforcement of consent orders, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and potential federal privacy legislation.
Steve Wood, Deputy Commissioner of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office, met with the Privacy Coalition on December 7, 2018. He outlined the ICO’s approach to strategic investigations, including the political data investigation into Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, and how the office plans to tackle the risks arising from new technologies such as AI.