March 2022 News Round Up

March 2022 News Round Up
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If you care about what's happening in the world of data privacy and data rights, you're in the right place.

Here's your monthly news roundup to keep you in-the-know with the latest data privacy news. We'll compile a list of top stories for you every month and send you news bytes that are easy to find in one place.

Here's what has happened so far in March 2022...

Capital One to pay $190M settlement in data breach linked to Seattle woman

Capital One to pay $190M settlement in data breach linked to Seattle woman
Capital One Financial agreed to pay $190 million to settle a class-action lawsuit that customers filed after a hacker -- purportedly a Seattle woman who had held a day job with Amazon Web Services -- stole their personal information.

Utah Passes Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Legislation

Utah Passes Comprehensive Consumer Privacy Legislation - Data + Privacy + Cybersecurity Insights
On March 24, 2022, Utah became the fourth U.S. state to adopt consumer data privacy legislation after Utah Gov. Spencer Cox signed the Utah Consumer Privacy Act (“UCPA”). The UCPA is largely based on the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”). It regulates how a controller (defined by the…

How California Is Building the Nation’s First Privacy Police

A new state agency has a $10 million budget to regulate Google, Facebook and others. But first it needs to be created.

You’re Still Being Tracked on the Internet, Just in a Different Way

Facebook To Pay $90M To Settle Suit Over Tracking Users

Facebook To Pay $90M To Settle Suit Over Tracking Users - Law360
Facebook will fork over $90 million and delete certain “wrongfully collected” data to settle long-running multidistrict litigation accusing the social media giant of unlawfully tracking logged-out users’ browsing activity, according to documents filed in California federal court late Monday.

States announce increased enforcement efforts against “dark patterns” on location tracking

Attorneys General to Increase Enforcement Efforts on “Dark Patterns”
On January 24, 2022, a group of state attorneys general announced their commitment to ramp up enforcement work on “dark patterns” that are used to ascertain consumers’ location data.

State attorney general asks Snap and TikTok to give parents more control over the apps

‘Shared Data,’ a short story from an alternate future

‘Shared Data,’ a short story from an alternate future
In the year 2030, will ‘we the people’ benefit from our data? A sci-fi vision published in partnership with Simply Secure, Consumer Reports, and the Mozilla Foundation.

‘The Memory of Tomatoes,’ a short story from an alternate future

‘The Memory of Tomatoes,’ a short story from an alternate future
In the year 2030, will ‘we the people’ benefit from our data? A sci-fi vision published in partnership with Simply Secure, Consumer Reports, and the Mozilla Foundation.

‘Home@Heart,’ a short story from an alternate future

‘Home@Heart,’ a short story from an alternate future
In the year 2030, will ‘we the people’ benefit from our data? A sci-fi vision published in partnership with Simply Secure, Consumer Reports, and the Mozilla Foundation.

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