Engadget: Senate bill proposes stricter privacy controls for children

Engadget: Senate bill proposes stricter privacy controls for children. “Some politicians don’t believe the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act does enough to protect kids in the modern era, and they’re hoping to update it accordingly. Senators Ed Markey and Josh Hawley have introduced a bill that would amend COPPA with stricter controls on kids’ data.”

The Next Web: The UK government is looking to criminalize unsolicited dick pics

The Next Web: The UK government is looking to criminalize unsolicited dick pics. “Although apps like Tinder set out to make dating easier by putting hundreds of options only a swipe away, they also carry a greater risk of non-consensual interactions and new opportunities for perpetrators to target and abuse victims. Whether it’s an abusive message waiting in your inbox or an unsolicited Airdrop from a complete stranger, ‘surprise’ dick pics are an all too common form of sexual harassment. But yesterday, it was announced the Home Office is taking preliminary steps towards criminalizing ‘online flashing.’ In its ‘Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG)’ report, the Home Office proposed 10 commitments it believes will help protect women and girls in the UK — and it’s backed with more than £100 million in funding over the next five years.”

Nextgov: Congress Moves to Ban Discriminatory Advertising on Social Media

Nextgov: Congress Moves to Ban Discriminatory Advertising on Social Media. “The DATA Privacy Act, introduced by Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., explicitly bars Facebook, Twitter and other companies from allowing advertisers to use consumer data to discriminate by race, gender or sexual orientation. Under the legislation, the Federal Trade Commission would issue clear guidance on what constitutes online discrimination and gain new powers to penalize organizations that violate the rules.”

Kurdistan24: Iraq cybercrime law would ‘severely undermine’ free speech, say rights groups

Kurdistan24: Iraq cybercrime law would ‘severely undermine’ free speech, say rights groups. “In a joint letter released on Friday, several Iraqi and international human rights and media organizations strongly urged the parliament in Baghdad to withdraw, or make significant critical changes to, a controversial internet bill now before it.”

Montana Senate nixes funding to establish database for missing Native people

Billings Gazette: Montana Senate nixes funding to establish database for missing Native people. “A Busby lawmaker’s proposal for a grant program to establish a database of missing Native people among Montana’s Indian reservations failed to advance from a state legislative panel Wednesday.”

Miami Herald: Bill seeks to prohibit using DNA databases to solve crime

Miami Herald: Bill seeks to prohibit using DNA databases to solve crime. “After police used a new technique to arrest a man suspected of being the Golden State Killer, a Maryland legislator proposed a law that would prohibit use of a familial DNA database for the purpose of crime-solving.”

AZCentral: Controversial DNA database bill scaled back to patient care professionals only

AZCentral: Controversial DNA database bill scaled back to patient care professionals only. “A controversial bill that would have created a massive statewide database of DNA from a myriad of professionals, volunteers and even dead people has been scaled back. Sen. David Livingston, R-Peoria, the bill sponsor, has introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 1475 that would require DNA only from professionals who care for patients with intellectual disabilities in an intermediate care facility.”