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What Is GDPR?

For ages, media and tech companies in the U.S. have considered European Union data and privacy regulations to be comparatively strict, comparatively complicated, and generally someone else’s problem. But with the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect in May of 2018, U.S. companies themselves are prepping to…

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Vizio’s FTC Data Verdict Is a Well-Worn Lesson

A little over a month ago, Vizio settled for $2.2 million with the FTC after an investigation into its data collection practices. In the settlement, the TV-maker agreed to collect future data only when users opt in. However, Vizio is still facing a class action lawsuit based on VPPA (Video Privacy…

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ISP Data Use Is More Worrisome Than Pokemon Tracking

Since the tech world can’t get enough of the Pokemon Go phenomenon – it seems a nice distraction from a lot of the other dire news this summer – it was about time for some backlash: safety concerns (maybe catching Squirtle in the middle of the highway during rush hour…

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