Julia Jacobson

McDermott Will & Emery

Contact  |  View Bio  |  RSS

Latest Publications


Safe Harbor Update: European Commission Reaffirms Commitment to a Safe Harbor Sequel

As we reported on October 19th, the Article 29 Working Party on the Protection of Individuals with Regard to the Processing of Personal Data challenged the EU member states to “open discussions with the US” to find a viable...more

11/9/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EU European Commission International Data Transfers Standard Contractual Clauses US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Safe Harbor Update: House Votes to Pass Judicial Redress Act

The Judicial Redress Act of 2015 (H.R. 1428) (Judicial Redress Act) is on its way to the U.S. Senate. On October 20th, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of passage. The Judicial Redress Act extends...more

10/23/2015 - Data Privacy Data Protection Data Protection Authority Data Security EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) Information Sharing International Data Transfers Judicial Redress Act Law Enforcement Pending Legislation Personal Data Privacy Legislation US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Safe Harbor Update: Safe Harbor Sequel Coming Soon?

As we wrote on October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) announced its invalidation of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor program as a legally valid pathway for transferring personal data of European Union (EU)...more

10/20/2015 - Article 29 Working Group Binding Corporate Rules Data Privacy Data Protection Authority Data Security EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) Informed Consent International Data Transfers Personal Data SCC Surveillance US-EU Safe Harbor Framework Vendors

FCC Releases Order Clarifying TCPA

Last Friday, July 10, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released Declaratory Ruling and Order 15-72 (“Order 15-72”) to address more than 20 requests for clarity on FCC interpretations of the Telephone Consumer...more

7/14/2015 - Declaratory Rulings FCC Prior Express Consent Robocalling TCPA Telemarketing Text Messages Unsolicited Phone Calls

Start with Security

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published “Start with Security: A Guide for Businesses” (the Guide). The Guide is based on 10 “lessons learned” from the FTC’s more than 50 data-security...more

7/9/2015 - Best Practices Data Protection FTC Guide Security and Privacy Controls

Data Broker’s Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court Could Reshape Future of Data Privacy Litigation

In a case that could shape the future of data privacy litigation, the Supreme Court recently agreed to review the decision by the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) in...more

5/14/2015 - Article III Data Privacy ERISA FCRA SCOTUS Spokeo v Robins Standing

Junk Fax Act Compliance: One Week Left to Request a Waiver for Non-Compliance

Thursday, April 30, 2015, marks the last day a business can request a retroactive waiver for failing to comply with certain fax advertising requirements promulgated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The scope of...more

4/27/2015 - Faxes FCC Unsolicited Faxes Waivers

The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Redux

On February 27, 2015, the Obama White House released an “Administration Discussion Draft” of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015 (Proposed Consumer Privacy Act). ...more

3/4/2015 - Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights COPPA Cybersecurity FTC HIPAA Obama Administration Proposed Legislation

Consumer Health Information Update from Both Sides of the Atlantic

As we reported in May 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) convened stakeholders to explore whether health-related information collected from and about consumers — known as consumer-generated health information (CHI) —...more

3/2/2015 - Article 29 Working Group FTC Healthcare HIPAA Mobile Apps Patient Privacy Rights

The FTC Did Some Kid-ding Around in 2014

2014 was a busy year for the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The FTC announced something new under COPPA nearly every month, including...more

2/13/2015 - AgeCheq COPPA Facebook FTC Geolocation Internet Mobile Apps Parental Consent Preemption Safe Harbors Student Digital Privacy Act Students Websites Yelp

In with the New: 2014 Privacy, Advertising and Digital Media Predictions – Part I

What privacy, advertising and digital media trends will make headlines in 2015? Digital Health for one, Big Data for another....more

1/8/2015 - Advertising Big Data Digital Media FTC Healthcare Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Privacy Policy Wearable Technology

Privacy and Data Protection: 2014 Year in Review

In 2014, regulators around the globe issued guidelines, legislation and penalties in an effort to enhance security and control within the ever-shifting field of privacy and data protection. The Federal Trade Commission...more

12/11/2014 - Africa Anti-Spam Legislation Canada China Cybersecurity Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws FTC Latin America Legislative Agendas

Digital Marketing Minute: A Bad Review for Yelp

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced last week that Yelp – the online service through which consumers can read and write reviews about local businesses, has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle the FTC’s charges that Yelp...more

9/24/2014 - COPPA Data Protection FTC Online Reviews Yelp

Digital Marketing Minute: Bot Fraud Hampers Digital Advertising

Fraudulent web traffic is an increasingly common headache for digital marketers who work with advertising networks to deliver online ads. A predominant source of fraudulent web traffic is software applications known as...more


Digital Marketing Minute: No More Like Gates

We are pleased to present this inaugural post of the Digital Marketing Minute. Each week will provide a short post on some news in the digital marketing world. This week’s post is about a change on Facebook’s platform that...more

8/15/2014 - Facebook

The New Normal: Big Data Comes of Age

On May 1, 2014, the White House released two reports addressing the public policy implications of the proliferation of big data. The first report is by the Executive Office of the President, entitled “Big Data: Seizing...more

5/13/2014 - Barack Obama Big Data Data Breach Data Protection ECPA Healthcare Legislative Agendas Life Sciences Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Public Policy

Thinking Outside the HIPAA Box

On Wednesday, May 7, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held the third of its Spring Seminars on emerging consumer privacy issues. This session focused on consumer-generated health information (CHI). CHI is data generated...more

5/12/2014 - Covered Entities FTC Internet Internet Privacy Mobile Apps Patient Privacy Rights PHI Privacy Concerns Privacy Policy

Copyright Office Fees

On March 24, 2014, the U.S. Copyright Office issued a Final Rule that establishes new fees for certain of its services. The new fee schedule is effective as of May 1, 2014 and available here. The fees were last updated in...more

4/30/2014 - Copyright Office DMCA Fees Final Rules

U.S. Privacy and Data Protection: 2013 Year in Review and a Look Ahead to 2014

In Boston, we celebrated Data Privacy Day (January 28) by presenting “U.S. Privacy and Data Protection: 2013 Year In Review and a Prediction of What’s to Come in 2014” for participants in an IAPP KnowledgeNet. Our panel of...more

1/29/2014 - Affordable Care Act Compliance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EHR Enforcement Enforcement Actions Healthcare HIPAA Neiman Marcus Personally Identifiable Information PHI Privacy Laws Safe Harbors Target

In with the New: 2014 Privacy, Advertising and Digital Media Predictions

Data privacy and security made the headlines practically daily in 2013. Our second annual Privacy and Data Protection 2013 Year in Review topped 65 pages! What privacy, advertising and digital media trends will make...more

1/27/2014 - Advertising CalOPPA COPPA Data Breach Data Protection Digital Media FTC Media Privacy Laws Safe Harbors

Lights, Camera …Action on Your Website Documents

Terms and conditions of use and data privacy policies on websites, applications and other online and mobile services (aka “digital services”) are the subject of much discussion and debate among lawyers and lawmakers and in...more

12/13/2013 - Terms and Conditions Websites

Consumer Data Privacy Update for Marketers, Part 2: New Telemarketing/Text Message Marketing Rules Effective October 16, 2013

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s Report and Order 12-21 (Order 12-21), issued in February 2012, describes revised telemarketing rules that became effective during the past 12 months....more

11/22/2013 - E-SIGN FCC Robocalling Spam Telemarketing Texting

Consumer Data Privacy Update for Marketers, Part 1: Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Amendments

New technologies enable marketers to collect and analyze more — and more specific— data than ever before. Marketers can track consumers across the internet and mobile applications, and can deliver advertising based on...more

11/21/2013 - Advertising COPPA Data Collection FTC Marketing Minors Parental Consent

To Track or Not to Track

Digital advertising based on tracking users’ interests and related privacy concerns have been the subject of many recent news articles. What does this mean for businesses? Evolving industry practices and new legislation...more

10/22/2013 - CalOPPA Do Not Track Internet Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Websites

25 Results
View per page
Page: of 1

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.
*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.