CCIA Praises Introduction of GPS Act

Tech companies are welcoming legislation introduced today to update electronic privacy laws that were written before most people carried cell phones. The GPS Act introduced in both the House and Senate would fix a geolocation privacy loophole that curbs both civil liberties and the growth of this industry. The following comments on the GPS Act…

Prospects of ECPA Reform

This past Monday was Data Privacy Day and to mark the occasion CCIA CEO Ed Black posted a piece to Huffington Post on the need for reform of the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, which currently allows government access to email and other content stored with third parties online without the judicial protection of a warrant. That piece…

Facial Recognition and the Panopticon

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law held the first of what will probably be many hearings on the privacy implications of facial recognition software. Much of the conversation somewhat predictably focused on how companies are making use of this new technology, and we agree that care should be…