Eshoo, Lofgren Introduce Online Privacy Act

Reps. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced legislation Nov. 5 to strengthen privacy protections for online consumers and minimize the amount of personal data companies can collect, maintain and disclose. The Online Privacy Act would also create user rights to access, correct or delete their data and decide how long companies can keep… Read more »

Federal and State Privacy Legislation Gaining Steam

Federal and state lawmakers are stepping up efforts to pass legislation regulating how companies collect and use personal data. Calls for a national privacy law have gained force after some high-profile missteps last year like Facebook’s Cambridge Analytica scandal and the enactment of sweeping privacy regulations in Europe that among other things require companies to… Read more »

Treasury Scraps Donor Disclosure Rules

Treasury officials announced this week that the IRS will no longer require tax-exempt organizations other than charities to disclose information about their donors as part of their annual returns. Congress in the 1960s directed the IRS to collect donor information from 501(c)(3) charities that accept tax-deductible contributions. The policy provided the IRS information that could… Read more »

CA Passes Strict Data Privacy Law

Industry groups are mobilizing against California’s new data privacy law, which they say was rushed through the state legislature and quickly signed last week by Gov. Jerry Brown. The far-reaching law, which doesn’t take effect until 2020, is similar to new European Union standards for data privacy that took effect in May. The California Consumer… Read more »