#Consumer Privacy

San Francisco robotaxis are causing false 911 calls and other chaos

TechSpot is about to celebrate its 25th anniversary. TechSpot means tech analysis and advice you can trust. Through the looking glass: Sometimes unfortunate or sometimes deadly incidents involving self-driving cars happen. However, recent occurrences with autonomous vehicles in San Francisco have been downright bizarre. Not only does the software controlling the cars struggle to negotiate the real world, but companies and authorities are still learning about how humans behave around self-driving vehicles.
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Curtis bill would set federal disclosure guidelines for smart appliances

U.S. Rep. John Curtis (R-UT) aims to protect consumer privacy through bipartisan, bicameral legislation he reintroduced that would require the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to create disclosure guidelines for products people may not realize have audio or visual recording components, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, and dishwashers. “This commonsense and...
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The Next Big Thing For Addressable TV: Retail Media Collaboration

Addressable TV is making rapid strides, but still needs to resolve basic issues relating to cost, measurement and limited programmatic buying availability. Meanwhile, there’s no reason not to keep an eye on the next frontiers. An extremely promising one is television media companies and their ad-tech partners collaborating with...


Keypoint: The draft CPA rules retain the hallmarks of what makes the CPA rules unique but contain some notable revisions and clarifications. On Friday, January 27, 2023, the Colorado Attorney General’s Office published the third draft Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) rules. The Office previously published initial draft rules in October and revised rules in December. The Office published these revised rules shortly before its formal rulemaking hearing scheduled for February 1, 2023. The Office also extended the time for written comments until February 3, 2023.

Cybersecurity- Now an Important Factor for Manufacturers

With new cybersecurity requirements coming into force from the European Union’s (EU) Radio Equipment Directive (RED) on August 1, 2024, SGS expert Kelvin Yen details the way forward for those keen to grow market share. The global market for Internet of Things (IoT) devices is growing. From an estimated...

Why we care about compliance in marketing

Marketing laws and regulations are nothing new. Until relatively recently, marketing regulations rarely went beyond the realms of trademark, truth in advertising and similar areas of consumer protection. The 21st century changed much of that. Data got faster, cheaper and more voluminous. Search engines, social networks, tracking widgets and more...

5 Trends to Watch: 2023 Data Privacy & Cybersecurity

An Increase in Extortion-Only Cyber Attacks – While ransomware attacks have been on the rise since 2020, a recent trend has emerged where threat actors are bypassing ransomware malware and encryption tactics and going straight to data theft. If a victim company does not pay the extortion demand, the threat actors engage in increasingly aggressive tactics, like publicly posting the stolen data for sale on a shame site and contacting employees and customers of the victim company to apply external pressure on the victim to make the payment.

San Francisco robot taxis cause false 911 calls and other disturbances

Through the Looking Glass: Sometimes there are unfortunate and sometimes fatal incidents with self-driving cars. However, the recent cases of autonomous vehicles in San Francisco have been downright bizarre. Not only is the software that controls cars having a hard time adjusting to the real world, companies and governments are still learning how people behave with self-driving vehicles.

The State Of Remote Work In Mortgage

Regulations are catching up with remote work, are you prepared?. State regulators are starting to catch up to how the industry has been conducting business. With new regulations already in place and more on the horizon, we must be prepared for a new season of regulatory compliance. The COVID-19 pandemic...

State AGs Lead Fight Against Human Trafficking

In recognition of National Human Trafficking Month, state attorneys general nationwide took steps in January to raise awareness about human trafficking, educate the public about how to identify and prevent this crime, and utilize their offices’ resources and expertise to prosecute and prevent human trafficking. While numerous state and U.S. AGs take action year-round to rid the country of human trafficking, below find highlights of a few significant initiatives announced this month.

Obtaining Consent for Privacy Practices

By now, most businesses are aware of the growing requirements to provide notice to consumers regarding how a business uses and discloses personal information. In addition to existing regulations, five new privacy laws will go into effect in 2023, signaling an increasing level of scrutiny, by both consumers and regulators, around whether consent is “clearly” obtained. While each law has the same general theme of consumer transparency and control, each has different thresholds regarding applicability, and many differ in how consent must be obtained. This article will discuss the different consent thresholds and options that businesses may consider to ensure compliance with applicable laws.
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The CPRA Compliance Checklist Every Business Should Follow in 2023

If you run a business, it's essential to be aware of and comply with all relevant regulations. One such regulation is the California Privacy Rights Act ( CPRA) which was approved by California voters in November 2020 and went into effect on January 1, 2023. The CPRA builds on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which became law in 2018, and provides additional rights for California consumers regarding the collection of their personal information and how it is collected, used, and shared by businesses.