ftc will begin exploring new regulations on data privacy, corporate surveillance

AppleInsider is supported by its audience and may earn commission as an Amazon Associate and affiliate partner on qualifying purchases. These affiliate partnerships do not influence our editorial content.

The Federal Trade Commission has kickstarted an effort to expand data privacy rules and regulations that could place additional restrictions on how firms collect and use personal information.

On Thursday, the FTC announced that it was exploring new rules that could crack down on “commercial surveillance and lax data security practices.” It marks the first major regulatory undertaking by FTC Chair Lina Khan, who is a noted critic of Big Tech.

As part of its push, the FTC voted 3-2 along party lines to publish the advance notice of proposed rule making and to begin receiving comments on a “wide range of concerns about commercial surveillance practices.”

“Our goal today is to begin building a robust public record to inform whether the FTC should issue rules to address commercial surveillance and data security practices and what those rules should potentially look like,” Khan said in a statement.

Although the FTC’s rules could take years to enact, but they could restrict what tech giants are able to do with data. For example, sources told The Wall Street Journal that one option could be to declare some data collection practices unfair or deceptive. The FTC is reportedly also exploring multiple paths.

In addition to the FTC’s proposed rule making, Congress is also exploring bipartisan legislation that could enact federal privacy regulations dictating what companies can do with user data, and how they can go about collecting it.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Trust this computer does not appear on iPhone [Easy Fix]

iOS devices are great, and they have several security features that make them more secure than their competitors. Many users reported that Trust this computer message is not appearing for them, and in today’s article we’re going to show you how to fix that. iPhone is a great device, ...

View more: Trust this computer does not appear on iPhone [Easy Fix]

Your iPhone is not sending pictures? Here’s how to fix it

Sending files over your phone is a necessity, but sometimes certain issues can appear, especially on iPhone. Users reported that the iPhone is not sending pictures at all, but there’s a way to fix this problem, and it’s simpler than you think. Don’t hesitate to explore our Mac section ...

View more: Your iPhone is not sending pictures? Here’s how to fix it

The driver required for this iPhone is not installed [Fixed]

You may encounter The driver required for this iPhone is not installed when connecting your iPhone to PC. In this article, we explore a few troubleshooting steps to help you resolve this error. Check out our dedicated Troubleshooting hub for more useful articles on a variety of subjects. Consider ...

View more: The driver required for this iPhone is not installed [Fixed]

Fix: Gboard has stopped working [Android/iPhone/Tablet]

Having your Gboard stop working while you’re in the middle of using the service can cause you some stress, but this article will help. In this guide, we will discuss the best way to solve the Gboard error message on Android, iPhone, and tablet. Explore guides for a variety ...

View more: Fix: Gboard has stopped working [Android/iPhone/Tablet]

Today in Apple history: Apple IPO mints instant millionaires

December 12, 1980, was an incredibly important day for Apple. Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac/401Calculator December 12, 1980: Apple goes public, floating 4.6 million shares on the stock market at $22 per share. In the biggest tech IPO of its day, more than 40 out of 1,000 Apple employees ...

View more: Today in Apple history: Apple IPO mints instant millionaires

Browse the Web from Your Wrist with µBrowser

Have you ever looked down at your Apple Watch and thought, “I wish I could browse the Web from my wrist!” OK, probably not. But now you can anyway, thanks to the $0.99 µBrowser from developer Arno Appenzeller, who specializes in fun and cheap little utilities like PiPifier and ...

View more: Browse the Web from Your Wrist with µBrowser

Hyundai Releases Major Redesign of Its iPhone and Android App

The smarter cars out there are getting, the more important mobile companion apps are becoming for the overall experience with a specific model.

View more: Hyundai Releases Major Redesign of Its iPhone and Android App

Editor's Desk: Future products, litigation, and inside Apple's design studio

Source: iMore You may have noticed there hasn’t been an Editor’s Desk column for the last couple of weeks. With a wealth of deals on Apple products to let you know about, and a dearth of actual Apple news to share, most of our team’s time was occupied with the ...

View more: Editor's Desk: Future products, litigation, and inside Apple's design studio

LittleBITS: Unlocking the Commons and Extending the Gmail App

Apple's AirTag drops to $25 for Amazon Prime members at Woot

Windows 11 receives no support for Apple’s M1 chip

Epic Games vs Apple trial, verdict, and aftermath - all you need to know

TSMC talks to Germany about potential new chip plant

Intel Alder Lake Mobility CPUs are faster than Apple M1 Max, and AMD 5980HX

How to sync iPhone files with Windows 11’s iCloud

Got a Windows 10 Apple iPhone driver error? Fix it now

Best Apple Watch cases 2021

Comment: AirPods 3 from an AirPods Pro user’s perspective

Log4Shell: This dangerous exploit can affect everything from Apple to Minecraft

This webpage wants to run Apple from Apple Inc pop-up [FIX]

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News