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.
On February 22, 2019 the Privacy Coalition hosted Abigail Slater, Special Assistant to the President for Tech, Telecom, and Cyber Policy at the White House National Economic Council. She discussed the Trump administration’s positions on privacy issues.
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.
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.
The Privacy Coalition met with National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Assistant Secretary David Redl on October 26, 2018. Redl serves as Administrator of NTIA, the Executive Branch agency that is principally responsible for advising the President on telecommunications and information policy. The Privacy Coalition discussed with Redl the agency’s Request for Comments on “Developing the Administration’s Approach to Consumer Privacy.”