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How Will the "New" New California Privacy Law Affect Your Business?

USA - March 2 2021 We had started getting (sort of) comfortable with the CCPA—California’s omnibus privacy legislation—when the state decided to change the law again…

The Worm Turns on Big Tech, New Types of American Threats

USA - February 23 2021 I have written recently about the crashing tsunami of change in legal attitudes toward the largest U.S. data, technology and internet companies…

The UK Sets Out to Prove That You Are You

United Kingdom - February 16 2021 I am describing a digital ID to be used by everybody for everything we do online…

U.S Senate Takes Aim at Big Tech

USA - February 9 2021 Hard on the heels of the muckle of anti-trust filings against the huge U.S. technology companies in the past few months, the United States Senate…

States Gear Up to Limit Use of Biometrics and Biological Data

USA - February 2 2021 This may be the year when the limitation of biometric capture goes national. Right now, companies using biometrics are driven by one state law, but…

Should CDA Section 230 Be Changed?

USA - January 27 2021 In the current environment of reckoning for the societal power of Big Tech, one threat seems ever-present on the tongues of those who would cut these…

The New Age of Content Moderation(?)

USA - January 19 2021 The huge search and social media platforms of the internet are reaching an inflection point. For decades they have been able to deflect attention…

Why Big Tech Wants Your Body

USA - January 12 2021 Your body may be a wonderland or a wasteland, but it is a goldmine of data. Collectors of information have noticed.…

One Transaction Generates Data to Feed Multitudes

USA - January 5 2021 Last week I jumped from the starting point of the newest U.S. anti-trust action against Google into a discussion about the legal and economic status…

Technologies Lost in 2020

USA - December 31 2020 In 2020, a more tragic year than most, we lost giants of the technology world. We lost Larry Tesler, PARC’s magician, later at Apple, who helped…