Privacy

FTC Launches Investigation into Data Brokerage Companies

FTC Launches Investigation into Data Brokerage Companies

Agency to determine whether more regulation is needed to protect consumers.

Court Approves Google’s Privacy Settlement

Court Approves Google’s Privacy Settlement

Federal judge approves FTC’s action over Google’s Safari practices.

Regulation’s Impact on Jobs

Regulation’s Impact on Jobs

Why requiring a regulatory impact analysis on jobs is ill-advised.

Protecting Privacy in DNA Sequencing

Protecting Privacy in DNA Sequencing

President’s Bioethics Commission recommends self-regulation and government oversight.

California Bans Homosexual Reparative Therapy for Minors

California Bans Homosexual Reparative Therapy for Minors

California becomes first state to outlaw gay conversion therapy for children.

Expanding Child Protection Online

Expanding Child Protection Online

FTC proposes to “clarify” and “strengthen” online children’s privacy.

Congress Passes FAA Modernization Act

Congress Passes FAA Modernization Act

Long-awaited bill will fund FAA through 2015.

EU Reveals New Strategy to Improve Online Privacy

EU Reveals New Strategy to Improve Online Privacy

Proposal would unify EU data protection laws and reduce business compliance costs.

Google’s New Privacy Policy Provokes New Questions

Google’s New Privacy Policy Provokes New Questions

Members of Congress call for an FTC investigation.

Should the FTC Regulate Privacy on Social Networking Sites?

Should the FTC Regulate Privacy on Social Networking Sites?

A recent paper argues that regulation of social networking sites could help protect privacy and reduce litigation.

Regulatory Year in Review: 2011

Regulatory Year in Review: 2011

The Regulatory Review recaps the regulatory news, analysis, and opinion highlights of 2011.

Regulatory Opinion: Year in Review

Regulatory Opinion: Year in Review

The REINS Act, the ozone standard, regulatory reform, cost-benefit analysis, the Affordable Care Act, and Dodd-Frank, and more … as discussed in our top opinion posts from 2011.