FTC Releases Report on Big Data, Is Enforcement Next?

The FTC released its Staff Report, Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion? Understanding the Issues, that looks specifically at big data at the end of its lifecycle – how it is used after being collected and analyzed, and draws on information from the FTC’s 2014 workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?,”…

President Obama Conducts Big Data Review; NJ Big Data Consent Decree and BBB Enforcement

White House Enlists John Podesta to Conduct Review of Big Data Former Chief of Staff to President Clinton, John Podesta, has been enlisted by President Obama to work with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, Energy Secretary Ernie Moniz, the President’s Science Advisor John Holdren, the President’s Economic Advisor Gene Sperling and other senior government officials to lead…

FTC to Study Data Broker Industry’s Collection and Use of Consumer Data

FTC to Study Data Broker Industry’s Collection and Use of Consumer Data Commission Issues Nine Orders for Information to Analyze Industry’s Privacy Practices FTC RELEASE: The Federal Trade Commission issued orders requiring nine data brokerage companies to provide the agency with information about how they collect and use data about consumers.  The agency will use the information…

CLBR Names Heroes and Zeroes for 2012

CLBR YEAR END SHOW NAMES CYBER HEROES AND ZEROES In the final CLBR edition for 2012, a panel of Dan Tynan and Brenda Christensen joined host Bennet Kelley in naming the Cyber Heroes and Zeroes for 2012. 2012 HEROES Big Data Doug Gansler, Maryland Attorney General Kamala Harris, California Attorney General Jayne Hitchcock, Working to Halt…

Segment 2: Congress Tackles Big Data With Informatica’s Bill Sullivan

BILL SULLIVAN, Vice President and General Manager for Public Sector for Informatica, will call in from Washington to discuss Big Data and its increased scrutiny by both Congress and the FTC. Related Posts Congress Tackles Big Data FTC  and Big Data Bill Sullivan and Informatica Bill Sullivan is Vice President & General Manager, Public Sector at…

FTC and Big Data

March 2012 FTC Privacy Report To address the invisibility of, and consumers’ lack of control over, data brokers’ collection and use of consumer information, the Commission supports targeted legislation – similar to that contained in several of the data security bills introduced in the 112th Congress – that would provide consumers with access to information…

CLBR Segment 2: News Update and Debates

NEWS UPDATE & FOLLOW UP Google to Block YouTube Video in Brazil Google Brazil to Take Down Controversial Video Chief Arrested Over Video Google Brazil Chief Arrested Over YouTube Video Cal Enacts Anti-Social Media Snooping Law Praised by ACLU Prof Goldman is a critic See Backgrounder for May 16th CLBR on this topic FTC Watch…