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The summer's surging travel bookings, vaccination rates and business reopenings spell a host of challenges for commercial airlines plotting an economic bounce back following the heavy blows wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A company offering third-party tracking software for websites did not violate Pennsylvania's anti-wiretapping law because it did not intercept customers' data or receive it within the state, a federal judge has ruled.
Colorado is on the brink of becoming the third U.S. state to enact comprehensive consumer privacy legislation, a move that's set to throw a curveball at companies' compliance plans and give further ammunition to the push for a unified nationwide framework.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., on Thursday stepped up her push for Congress to establish an independent federal privacy agency to overtake the Federal Trade Commission's authority in the space, floating an enhanced legislative proposal that would give the new agency the additional responsibility of policing Big Tech mergers and discriminatory data practices.
Bipartisan U.S. senators on Thursday reintroduced a bill that would clear the way for prosecutors to charge alleged hackers under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, in a push coming after cyberattacks hit a critical pipeline and global meat supplier.