Data Collection

Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee moved to reform the NSA’s controversial bulk data collection via the USA FREEDOM Act (H.R. 3361). The Committee adopted the Manager’s amendment to the bill as well as Representative DelBene’s...

Read More →

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (“FISC”) has ordered the Government to destroy call detail records collected under its bulk telephony metadata collection program, despite pending litigation challenging the program’s legality. After receiving that order, the...

Read More →

As we highlighted earlier this fall, the Federal Trade Commission broadcast its interest in the Internet of Things (“IoT”) by bringing its first IoT security action against TrendNet. See here. Last week, the Commission continued...

Read More →

In the FTC’s most recent effort to address “big data” privacy and security concerns, Commissioner Julie Brill proposed a self-regulatory initiative – “Reclaim Your Name” – that would give consumers more insight into and control...

Read More →

On 12/13, Reps. Ed Markey and Joe Barton held a bipartisan congressional briefing in which they questioned representatives of the data broker industry about their data collection and use practices.  In particular, the questions focused...

Read More →