Report finds many free dating apps don’t screen for sex offenders

Excerpted from CBS News By Nikki Battiste A new investigation finds many free dating apps don’t screen whether users are registered sex offenders. Janine Dunphy said a free dating website connected her with the man she says raped her. “I wouldn’t have ever thought that somebody like him would be on a dating website,” she […]

CEOs from Amazon, IBM, ask Congress to pass a data privacy law

Excerpted from CNBC By Lauren Feiner CEOs of 51 companies from the Business Roundtable, including Amazon, IBM and Salesforce, signed a letter to U.S. congressional leaders Tuesday urging them to create “a comprehensive consumer data privacy law.” The executives, who span a range of industries, said a federal law is necessary to ensure “strong, consistent […]

YouTube to pay $150 Million to settle FTC allegations

Excerpted from Lexology By Dotan Hammer and Haim Ravia Most of the FTC’s panel of commissioners reportedly approved a settlement with YouTube who the FTC accused of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The FTC alleges that YouTube knowingly collected personal information of children under the age of 13 without parental consent and […]