FTC Releases Final Agenda for 2019 PrivacyCon
The FTC announced the final agenda for the fourth annual PrivacyCon, which will take place on June 27, 2019 and focus on the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. FTC Chairman Joe Simons will provide opening remarks for PrivacyCon 2019, which will be followed by four sessions of presentations and discussions on research submitted for the event. One of the sessions will focus on research related to privacy policies, disclosures, and permissions and will feature presentations on research examining such topics as the European Union General Data Protection Regulation’s (GDPR) impact on web privacy.
The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 9:15 a.m. ET and will take place at the Constitution Center, located at 400 Seventh St., SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. The event will also be webcast on the FTC website and live tweeted using the hashtag #PrivacyCon19. Registration is not required to attend this event.
The Regulatory Mix Today: FTC Releases Final Agenda for 2019 PrivacyCon, US Senate Inmate Calling Service Legislation
US Senate Inmate Calling Service Legislation
U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Rob Portman (R-OH), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Angus King (I-ME) announced they had introduced the “Martha Wright-Reed Just and Reasonable Communications Act” aimed at addressing the high cost of making telephone calls from correctional facilities. Among other things, the law would affirm the FCC’s authority over intrastate rates from correctional facilities. The legislation would also:
- Ensure consumers receive just and reasonable charges for all intra- and interstate inmate calling, drawing on the existing standard in Section 202 of the Communications Act.
- Ensures just and reasonable rates apply regardless of technology used, like video visitation services and other advanced communications services as well as ensure that the needs of inmates with disabilities are also addressed.
- Permit the FCC to use its traditional procedures and authority to address unjust and unreasonable inmate calling rates.
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