Commerce Fighting Data Localization Efforts, Official Says

“The U.S. Department of Commerce has increasingly been working to find common ground on privacy issues with foreign governments in order to clamp down on calls for mandates that companies only store their data locally, an agency official said Tuesday,” according to Law360.

Schumer Counsel, Ex-Sidley Austin Atty Picked For FTC Post

As reported in Law360 this week, “President Donald Trump announced another nomination for the Federal Trade Commission Monday: the current chief counsel to Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who previously worked at Sidley Austin LLP. Rebecca Kelly Slaughter, if confirmed, would take over the remainder of a seven-year term expiring September 2022.”

Oregon Governor Signs Data Breach Law

On Monday, “Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown has signed a measure into law that would toughen the state’s consumer data breach laws”, reports GovTech.com. “

The legislation, which is set to take effect in June, would require that residents be notified within 45 days after a data breach has been discovered, unless doing so would impede a law enforcement investigation. The measure also would prohibit credit reporting agencies from charging a fee to residents who want to freeze or unfreeze their credit reports.”

FTC Charges Telemarketer for Millions of Alleged Illegal Calls Pitching Home Security Systems and Monitoring Services to Consumers

From the FTC website: “The Federal Trade Commission has filed a complaint and motion for preliminary injunction in federal district court alleging that Alliance Security Inc., a home security installation company, and its founder, directly and through its authorized telemarketers, called millions of consumers whose numbers are on the National Do Not Call (DNC) Registry. Two of Alliance’s authorized telemarketers and their principals also have agreed to settle charges that they made illegal calls on Alliance’s behalf.”