The WhatsApp lawsuit against NSO Group may be a turning point in the way technology companies deal with surveillance vendors.
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.
Companies pay attention to privacy legislation and regulations because they don't want the penalties and fines. There is also a hefty cost associated with becoming compliant in the first place.