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Tony Romm / Washington Post:
The EU has emerged as a powerful regulator of Silicon Valley, stepping in where Washington has failed or been unwilling to limit influential US tech companies   —  Europe implemented a sweeping overhaul of digital privacy laws on Friday that has reshaped how technology companies handle customer data …
May 28, 2018, 2:15 PMIn context
Washington Post:
The White House will host a summit on AI on Thursday, convening executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel, and 34 other major US companies   —  The White House on Thursday plans to convene executives from Amazon, Facebook, Google, Intel and 34 other major U.S. companies as it seeks …
May 8, 2018, 9:40 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
FTC settlements that allow tech giants to choose third parties for privacy assessments spare the agency resources but may lead to conflicts of interest   —  Facebook's mishandling of its users' personal information prompted stiff penalties from the U.S. government in 2011 …
Apr 24, 2018, 2:05 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Ex-FTC officials describe issues FTC may look at in the investigation of Facebook's possible violations of 2011 consent decree, which could lead to huge fines   —  Facebook's disclosure this week that its search tools were used to collect data on most of its 2.2 billion users …
Apr 8, 2018, 8:30 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Mark Zuckerberg to testify before House Energy and Commerce Committee on April 11, first of three potential hearings in Congress, about Facebook's data privacy   —  Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg will testify before a key House committee next week, the panel said Wednesday …
Apr 4, 2018, 8:40 AMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Senate Judiciary Committee chairman invites top Facebook, Google, and Twitter execs to an April 10 hearing on the “future of data privacy and social media”   —  A panel of Senate lawmakers aims to grill the top executives of Facebook, Google and Twitter next month …
Mar 26, 2018, 3:25 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Leaders of House Energy and Commerce Committee ask Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the committee on an as-yet undetermined date   —  Congressional lawmakers have formally requested that Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg testify at an upcoming hearing in response to reports …
Mar 22, 2018, 12:44 PMIn context
Washington Post:
Two former FTC officials say Facebook may have violated 2011 privacy consent decree as US and UK politicians demand more information from Zuckerberg personally   —  Two former federal officials who crafted the landmark consent decree governing how Facebook handles user privacy say the company …
Mar 18, 2018, 1:15 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
State lawmakers in Maryland, New York, and Washington weigh bills regulating political ads on Facebook, Google, and Twitter   —  Alonzo Washington delivered a dire warning to his fellow delegates in Maryland's legislature last month: Russia might try to influence their elections, too.
Mar 2, 2018, 12:20 PMIn context
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
At CPAC, the NRA presented FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with a “courage under fire award” and a rifle for his efforts to roll back net neutrality regulations   —  The Republicans who lead the country's top telecom agency arrived at an annual gathering of influential conservatives Friday hoping …
Feb 25, 2018, 1:30 AMIn context

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