The responsible use and protection of user data is make-or-break for startups. If consumers lose trust in the Internet ecosystem, it’s the new, small startups longstanding reputations or massive legal teams that will suffer the most. As policymakers debate privacy protections, it’s crucial that they balance between meaningful privacy and data security protections and the ability of startups to innovate in ways that benefit their users.
Engine Executive Director Evan Engstrom testified before the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection on why startups support strong privacy regulations that provide greater user choice and transparency but which don’t put them at a competitive disadvantage to large Internet companies.
Engine files comments to the California AG’s office on the new California Consumer Protection Act.
A primer on the California Consumer Protection Act and what it means for startups.
As debates about privacy rules continue in the U.S. and Europe, it’s important for regulators and lawmakers to think about what changes could mean for startups and other small businesses, not just giant corporations.
The Big Story: Lawmakers mull privacy rules. Facing privacy regulations from abroad and from individual states, lawmakers are getting serious about putting in place federal rules to protect Internet users’ privacy.
The Big Story: Privacy Looms Large in Washington.
This week, the European Parliament approved sweeping changes to its copyright regime, including Article 13, which would effectively require all websites hosting user generated content to adopt expensive and ineffective content filters. The proposal also creates a new IP right for publishers that requires websites to pay publishers if the website creates a link to the publisher’s content.
An ebook for policymakers on the past, present, and future of encryption technology.
How startups are harnessing Big Data to tackle social challenges.
As of today, Europe’s new sweeping Internet privacy rules have gone into effect, and companies of all sizes and all over the world that have Europeans’ data are rethinking how they collect and process user data.