Former FTC technologist to lead California's new privacy regulator
Ashkan Soltani, who worked for the FTC during the Obama administration, will lead the new California Privacy Protection Agency, created last year to enforce the state's data-privacy laws.
Ohio introduces data-privacy bill, skips private right of action
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said the legislation would provide the public tools to protect their privacy, but lawmakers skipped including a contentious clause that's stymied similar bills in other states.
Colorado Gov. Polis signs data privacy act
Florida privacy bill tanks over individuals' right to sue
Lawmakers could not agree in time whether Florida residents should be allowed to individually sue businesses for mishandling user data.
Florida House advances broad privacy bill as states weigh data protections
The bill could be more sweeping than even California's 2018 law, but one attorney said it may be motivated by political grievances with the tech industry.
Virginia becomes second state with consumer privacy act
The Consumer Data Protection Act is similar to California's data privacy law, though some say it should also give Virginians an individual right of enforcement.
Florida officials weigh major data privacy legislation
A new bill would give Floridians protections similar to those offered by California's landmark 2018 data privacy law.
Privacy concerns have states taking it slow on contact tracing apps
Some states have built contact tracing apps, but a decades-old manual process is the norm in most places as officials address widespread privacy concerns.
User privacy, data management key concerns as Houston pursues vehicle electrification
The city is asking companies for ideas as it solves challenges of data and infrastructure on the road to an entirely electric vehicle fleet.