The United Nations General Assembly will vote on a Russia- and China-backed resolution that claims to give governments tools to fight cybercrime. What it will actually do if it becomes a treaty, is allow governments to establish a sovereign Internet where they have full control of their country's Internet and monitor all activities.
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed that the government has stopped collecting phone location data using Section 215 of the Patriot Act.
The FTC action against a developer of "stalking" apps emphasized that installing an app that hid its presence on the device and didn't notify the user what it was doing was against the law.
Sen. Ron Wyden has introduced a new privacy measure that would allow the FTC to assess huge fines for corporations that misuse consumer data--and mean jail time for executives who lie about their companies' policies.
CCPA becomes law on Jan. 1. The California Department of Justice has released draft rules on how businesses should make sure they don't violate the new data privacy law.