Surprise! You’re Not Really Muted

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If you’ve been to even a single privacy conference, you’ve probably come across Helen Nissenbaum’s idea of “contextual integrity” (read her book, “Privacy in Context,” if you haven’t). It’s become fairly core to privacy thinking — if a little bit academic — and gets at the idea of “fairness,” for example, that makes up one of the core principles of the GDPR and other major privacy laws around the globe. 

How Biden is changing US privacy via the FTC

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The Federal Trade Commission in its role in enforcing the FTC Act, is the U.S.’s de facto privacy regulator. While it took a pretty big hit this spring when the Supreme Court took away its ability to seek monetary relief in deceptive practices cases, recent changes to the agency indicate that its powers and impact are likely to broaden in the near future.