FTC Requires Video Game Maker to Pay $520 Million for Privacy Violations

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 19, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it secured agreements requiring a video game maker to pay $520 million in relief over allegations the company violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and deployed “dark patterns” to trick players into making unintentional purchases. According…

European Commission Issues Draft of New EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 13, 2022, the European Commission issued a draft adequacy decision for the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework which will foster trans-Atlantic data transfers between the European Union (EU) and the United States (U.S.) by ensuring an adequate level of protection for personal data, the Commission announced. With the…

Cybersecurity Awareness Month Takes Place Every October

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) – which works to reduce risk to America’s cyber infrastructure – is leading a collaborative effort between government and industry to raise cybersecurity awareness nationally and internationally every October during Cybersecurity Awareness Month. This campaign theme for 2022 – “See Yourself…

House Speaker Issues Statement on Federal Data Privacy and Protection Act

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 1, 2022, United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued a statement about Federal legislation under consideration called the “American Data Privacy and Protection Act (ADPPA)” and said the Act “does not guarantee the same essential consumer protections as California’s existing privacy laws.” House Speaker…