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Bipartisan Future of Tech Commission calls for Federal & Children’s Privacy Laws and protection against misinformation

Research by the bipartisan Future of Tech Commission, which is spearheaded by a former US Secretary of Education, a former Massachusetts governor and the head of Common Sense Media, found 76% of Americans support restricting companies from collecting and using personal data beyond what’s needed for effective service. Their report, resulting from public opinion polls and virtual town halls conducted throughout the US and in two locations in Europe found bipartisan support for the government to play a role in protecting consumers’ privacy and curbing the amplification of mis- and disinformation.

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IT’S THE LAW (03/01/2022)

March 1, 2022
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Children’s Privacy: FTC settles with WW; requirements include deletion of algorithms

March 1, 2022

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed settlement with WW’s Kurbo subsidiary that includes, 1) requiring that WW obtain verifiable parental consent before collecting information, 2) destroying all personal information that was obtained in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) plus getting rid of algorithms and, 3) paying a $1.5 million penalty.

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Salesforce Offers Free Data Cloud to Sales and Service Cloud Customers

February 21, 2024

Salesforce is offering a free version of its CDP-esq Data Cloud to Sales and Service Cloud customers, with the apparent goal of increasing use of Marketing Cloud.  The Data Cloud offers Marketing Cloud users a unified view of data in Salesforce clouds and other systems via no-copy access to cloud databases and Mulesoft connectors.  The company also unveiled a small business edition of Marketing Cloud.

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