The House Financial Services Committee considered legislation to (i) prohibit retail businesses from refusing cash payments and (ii) encourage an increase in mobile banking and electronic payment technologies.
By affirming the grant of a preliminary injunction, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that LinkedIn cannot stop a data analytics company from using publicly available information from LinkedIn's website.
Facebook agreed to pay a $5 billion fine to the FTC and the DOJ to settle claims that the company engaged in deceptive business practices by failing to give notice to customers before sharing information with third parties.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs considered testimony on the collection, use, and protection of personally identifiable information in light of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
The Federal Trade Commission, together with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Small Business Administration, introduced a national campaign to help small business owners understand cybersecurity and common cyber threats.
Senators questioned whether the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau investigation into the Equifax data breach has been halted. The letter comes in response to a recent report suggesting Acting Director Mulvaney relaxed the investigation.