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"Dark Patterns" Make Their Appearance in California's New Privacy Law

USA - December 30 2020 Last fall, California voters approved Proposition 24, thereby enacting the California Consumer Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). As DWT noted the day after...

FCC Reaffirms Deregulation of Internet Access Services

USA - November 2 2020 On Thursday, October 29, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released its Order on Remand (adopted at its October 27 meeting), responding to...

Danielle Frappier, John D. Seiver, Paul B. Hudson.

Executive Order "Clarifies" (Rewrites) Online Speech Protections

USA - June 3 2020 A May 28, 2020, Executive Order claims to "clarify" a vital protection for internet speech, Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, 47 U.S.C...

Robert Corn-Revere, Victor A. Kovner, James Rosenfeld.

Science, Statistics, and the Privacy Implications of Reopening the Economy

USA - April 28 2020 "Privacy, Unmasked" is a multi-part series that explores the impact of COVID-19 on individual privacy rights and privacy and security regulation and...

Washington Enacts First-in-the-Nation State Law Regulating Governmental Use of Facial Recognition Technology

USA - April 9 2020 Governor Jay Inslee signed (with a partial veto) S.B. 6280 on March 31, 2020, establishing new statutory regulations on the use of facial recognition...