Delta Air Lines Inc. was sued over claims its mobile phone application “Fly Delta” violates the California’s Internet privacy law because it doesn’t describe what personal information is being collected and how it will be used, state Attorney General Kamala Harris said.
The world’s biggest Web companies are lining up at the courtroom of a California federal judge whose rulings could further inflame the widening debate over online privacy and how the Internet giants use personal data.
The U.S. Senate will vote this week on a bipartisan committee’s $1.01 trillion budget agreement following its approval by the House. The proposal doesn’t touch Democrat-favored entitlement programs or corporate-tax breaks that Republicans want to protect.
The National Security Agency was blocked by a judge from carrying out plans tomorrow to begin destroying phone records collected for surveillance after a privacy group argued they are relevant to lawsuits claiming the practice is unconstitutional.
U.K. Justice Brian Leveson, who called for an independent regulator following a probe of News Corp.’s phone-hacking scandal, said legal remedies are powerful enough, over time, to rein in Internet privacy breaches.
Outrage over alleged bribery and phone hacking at a News Corp. tabloid in London mounted in Washington as lawmakers demanded probes of whether the company violated anti-corruption laws and Sept. 11 victims’ privacy.
An online-advertising industry effort to self-regulate privacy safeguards fails to protect Internet users and should be rejected, a coalition of consumer groups wrote to U.S. and European Union regulators today.
Samsung Electronics Co. has doubled mobile-phone sales in the U.S. since 2008. As the company faces anti-dumping measures and a protracted court battle with Apple Inc., its U.S. lobbying bill is growing even faster.