Leonard Ferber

Leonard Ferber

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

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What US Companies Need to Know About New EU Data Protection Rules

On December 15, the European Commission put forward the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which—subject to formal adoption by the European Parliament in 2016—will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive, the...more

12/30/2015 - Enforcement Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws Multinationals SMEs

The Court of Justice of the European Union Sinks the Safe Harbor Program

The End of Safe Harbor - In a decision that could significantly impact those doing business in the United States and Europe, the European Union's highest court ruled on October 6, 2015, that the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor...more

10/8/2015 - Binding Corporate Rules Data Protection Authority EEA EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook International Data Transfers Ireland Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Privacy Policies 2.0: Making Disclosures More Meaningful

Website privacy policies are a ubiquitous fact of web life, intended to allow users to easily understand the personal information being collected by a website and how that site uses and shares that information. Over time,...more

11/13/2014 - Advertising CalOPPA Data Collection Data Mining Internet Privacy Mobile Privacy Mobile Privacy Disclosures Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Websites

FTC Settles With Businesses Who Allegedly Misrepresented US-EU Safe Harbor Certification

Beware: Even if your company substantially complies with the Privacy Principles of the US-EU Safe Harbor, failure to annually re-certify can land you in hot water. Twelve US businesses—ranging from sports teams, to...more

2/6/2014 - Compliance Enforcement Actions EU FTC Misrepresentation Safe Harbors Telecommunications

California Mandates More Transparency: Time to Update Your Privacy Policy

California has long been the national leader in addressing online and mobile privacy issues. Influenced by the inclusion of the right of privacy as an inalienable right of its citizens guaranteed by the State Constitution,...more

11/26/2013 - CalOPPA Privacy Policy Transparency

California Does It Again! - Recommends Best Practices for the Mobile App Industry

In last month’s Technology Advisory, I described recent actions of the California Attorney General designed to improve privacy protections for users of mobile applications. This included an agreement the California Attorney...more

2/12/2013 - App Platform Providers Attorney Generals CalOPPA Data Collection Data Protection Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Mobile Ad Networks Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Personally Identifiable Information Privacy on the Go Privacy Policy Transparency

Privacy Policies Now a Must for Mobile Apps

California has long been a leader in privacy legislation. That position was strengthened recently when the California Attorney General filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against a company for its failure to include a privacy...more

1/2/2013 - CalOPPA Delta Airlines Kamala Harris Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Privacy Policy

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