A round up of all the latest news updates and press releases from Accountable Tech.
Washington Post: "I’m not the only one who’s spotted Google’s failure. Aditi Ramesh, a policy manager with the advocacy group Accountable Tech, has been doing her own version of this test over the last several months and found similar results. In about 60 percent of her tests, Google failed to delete location data."
Read more in the Washington Post
S&P Global: "Ultimately, the protective measures outlined by the FTC's initial rulemaking efforts are contingent on tech companies being forthcoming about their data collection practices, said Lehrich from Accountable Tech."
Read more in S&P Global
Grid News: “It’s breathtaking the breadth of data that’s out there that could be weaponized,” said Lehrich.
Read more in Grid News
With Roe Decision Looming, AT Joins Chorus Urging Google to End Dangerous Location Data Practices
WIRED: “'It’s a big deal to see something like that on the State of the Union agenda, especially given how many things are happening in the world right now,' says Jesse Lehrich, cofounder of the advocacy group Accountable Tech, who helped organize the Ban Surveillance Advertising coalition."
Read more in Wired
Statement on President Biden’s Strategy to Address Big Tech’s Role in Our National Mental Health Crisis
Bloomberg Law: "Accountable Tech, submitted a petition to the FTC that calls for a outright ban on what it dubbed 'surveillance advertising,' the practice of tracking consumers online to deliver personalized ads."
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The Markup: "It is possible the Federal Trade Commission will take action. Last summer, President Biden issued an executive order directing the FTC to use its rulemaking authority to curtail 'unfair data collection and surveillance practices.' In December, the FTC sought public comment for a petition by nonprofit Accountable Tech to develop new data privacy rules."
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