Senate seeks internal memo on Google+ vulnerability - CNET

Alastair Mactaggart helped spearhead the toughest privacy law in the country. Now he’s worried it will be gutted or preempted before it takes effect. Alastair Mactaggart is out of breath. After rushing to meetings and testifying on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, the words are spilling out of him. The millionaire real estate developer from San Francisco, who spearheaded California’s new consumer privacy law, is in Washington, D.C., to join other privacy advocates who’ve been invited by lawmakers to describe what they want from a potential new federal privacy law. The issue has gained traction on both sides of the aisle in the wake of numerous high-profile privacy scandals, from Facebook user data being shared with Cambridge Analytica, to Google’s recent admission that it deliberately didn’t tell users about a privacy bug involving Google+.Read Full Story

Senate seeks internal memo on Google+ vulnerability - CNET

The lawmakers are asking Google to be "more forthcoming with the public."

Thu 11 Oct 18 from CNET

Congress seeks more information on the Google+ data exposure

Since the Google+ data exposure came to light earlier this week, European regulatory authorities have announced investigations into the matter and a US Senator has called for an FTC ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Engadget

Senators to Google: Why didnít you disclose Google+ vulnerability sooner?

3 GOP senators want Google to give answers over data leak that affected 500,000 users.

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Arstechnica

Privacy advocates tell senators what they want in a data protection law - CNET

It would includes stricter enforcement against tech companies who mishandle your data and privacy.

Wed 10 Oct 18 from CNET

Senator calls for FTC investigation into Google+ data exposure

Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) said during a Congressional hearing today on consumer data privacy that he's calling for an investigation into Google's latest data exposure. ...

Wed 10 Oct 18 from Engadget

The architect of California’s sweeping new privacy law warns of Big Tech’s revenge

Alastair Mactaggart helped spearhead the toughest privacy law in the country. Now he’s worried it will be gutted or preempted before it takes effect. Alastair Mactaggart is out of breath. ...

Thu 11 Oct 18 from Fastcompany Tech

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