"Facebook's internal documents indicate a callous disregard for young people and a culture that prioritized profits over people," watchdogs say in a new letter to the FTC.
"California's consumers should also be able to share in the wealth that is created from their data," California Gov. Gavin Newsom said in his first State of the State address.
Three House members said Thursday they were introducing new bills that would regulate broadband.
In what's being hailed as a first, a company that sold fake followers and endorsements to celebrities and would-be influencers has settled allegations that it violated New York state laws regarding fraud and impersonation.
"The wireless industry has repeatedly demonstrated a blatant disregard for its customers' privacy," Senator Ron Wyden and 14 others write in a letter to the FCC and FTC.
As federal lawmakers gear up to tackle online privacy, a host of industry groups, tech companies and consumer advocates are weighing in with suggestions.
Google appears poised to win a showdown in Europe over whether the so-called "right to be forgotten" requires censorship of results worldwide.
A NYC law requiring home sharing platforms to turn over data about users likely violates the Fourth Amendment, a federal judge said Thursday.
"As the FTC assesses how it should approach digital privacy in the coming year, it should consider the reasonableness of certain practices, balanced against consumer expectations and the sensitivity of data in question," the IAB says.
Before Cambridge Analytica became one of Facebook's biggest headaches, the company was dealing with an entirely different privacy controversy -- its own use of photos to create a database matching people's names with their faces.