A look back, counting down the Insights Association's top seven advocacy wins from the last decade that helped our marketing research and data analytics industry members create competitive advantage.
The Insights Association filed comments with the California Attorney General (AG) urging changes to protect the insights industry in the proposed regulations implementing the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
Privacy debate too often focuses on the risks from data rather than the risks to trade that arise from the restrictions on cross-border data flows, between and within multinational organizations and companies, and between individuals and companies all around the world, according to an FTC Commissioner who spoke at a recent conference in Washington, DC.
New Consensus Framework Provides Strong Data Privacy and Security Protections for Consumers, Supports Insights Industry
A coalition representing a broad cross section of the U.S. economy today released a comprehensive new framework for privacy legislation that would fundamentally advance the way consumer privacy and security are protected. The Privacy for America coalition, of which the Insights Association is a founding member, presented the new legislative framework today in the form of draft legislation delivered to key members and committees of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate.
Clear and Enforceable Data Rules to Protect Consumers: Privacy for America coalition calls for federal privacy law
Leading data associations called for Congress to advance "a legislative framework that does not put the onus on consumers to sort through myriad onerous privacy notices in an effort to protect thei
Privacy expert Jessica Rich, the former director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), wrote in the The New York Times this summer that it is “time for Congress” to grant the FTC “the increased authority and resources it has needed for the last 25 years.”
In hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corporation, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an especially notable decision with respect to the scraping of publicly-available data from the Internet for data analytics. While upholding a preliminary injunction prohibiting LinkedIn from cutting off access to hiQ, the court also held that hiQ’s scraping of such data did not constitute a violation of the federal Computer Fraud & Abuse Act (CFAA). This decision doesn’t completely clear the way for scraping of data from websites without the authorization of the website owner, but it is certainly helpful precedent for data analytics providers.
The marketing research and data analytics industry already has a helpful example of the costs of an overly broad data privacy law in the money spent attempting to comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A new study tries to quantify the cost of a comprehensive U.S. privacy law modeled on GDPR and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the new law coming into effect in the Golden State on January 1, 2020.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is publicly reviewing its rules for the Children’s On