U.S. President’s executive order calls for new privacy rules

Stating Big Tech platforms gather too much personal information, President Biden wants the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to set new rules on surveillance and accumulation of data.

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IT’S THE LAW (07/13/2021)

July 13, 2021

The Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) was signed into law, making it the third state to pass a privacy law following California and Virginia. Consumers there can now ask companies not to sell their data. They also have rights to have data deleted, and companies will be required to request consent when they want to collect sensitive data, such as Social Security numbers and drivers’ license numbers. Read More – Colorado Legislation

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Mozilla reveals global harms posed by YouTube’s recommendation algorithm

July 13, 2021

In what Mozilla calls the “largest-ever crowdsourced investigation,” more than 37,000 YouTube users volunteered to find the extent of harms YouTube’s recommendation algorithm imposed on people via its recommendations. The algorithm, which drives 70% of watch time on the second-most-visited website in the world, was shown to be spreading misinformation and offensive content, and politicizing issues in 3,362 videos identified as “regrettable” coming from 91 countries.

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