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EU's Highest Court Declares Safe Harbor Invalid

Today, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the EU's highest court, issued a groundbreaking decision that invalidates the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor program. Given the widespread reliance on the Safe Harbor framework...more

10/6/2015 - CJEU Data Protection Authority EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission Facebook International Data Transfers NSA Surveillance US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Advocate General Advises EU's Highest Court to Deem Safe Harbor Invalid and to Allow EU Data Protection Authorities to Suspend...

Today, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU, the EU's highest court) issued a far-reaching opinion1 that has significant implications for the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor program and data transfers...more

9/24/2015 - CJEU Data Protection Authority EU International Data Transfers NSA Safe Harbors US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

The WSGR Data Advisor - September 2015

In this issue of The WSGR Data Advisor, we examine the FCC’s recent TCPA declaratory ruling and order addressing issues regarding calling and texting consumers, and discuss the new privacy, data security, and transparency...more

9/11/2015 - Auto-Dialed Calls Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Declaratory Rulings Drones Electronic Medical Records EU FCC FTC HHS New Legislation Online Privacy Protection Act Security and Privacy Controls TCPA Technical Standards Text Messages

Game Over: Popular Multi-Channel Network Settles FTC Complaint for Paid Endorsement Videos

September 8, 2015 On September 2, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its first settlement with an online video marketer over an alleged failure to disclose paid endorsements. The FTC settled with Machinima,...more

9/9/2015 - Advertising Disclosure Requirements Endorsements FTC FTC Endorsement Guidelines Marketing Microsoft Settlement

Federal Trade Commission Announces First "Start with Security" Events

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the first two events of its new "Start with Security" business education initiative to provide additional guidance on data security best practices. The first...more

7/13/2015 - Best Practices Cybersecurity Data Protection FTC Technical Conference

EU Reaches Milestone Towards the Adoption of Revised Data Protection Framework

On June 15, 2015, the Ministers of Justice of all 28 European Union member states, sitting as the Council of the EU (Council), reached a crucial agreement for the future EU data protection legal framework. Much work still...more

6/16/2015 - Corporate Counsel Data Protection EU EU Council of Ministers EU Data Protection Laws Pending Legislation

French Data Protection Authority Unveils Its Inspection Program for 2015

On May 25, 2015, the French data protection authority (CNIL) published its annual inspection program for 2015, unveiling its objectives and priorities for the year. This alert highlights the main priorities of the CNIL for...more

5/29/2015 - BCRs CNIL Data Collection Data Protection EU France Mobile Payments Popular Privacy Laws Technology Wifi

Federal Trade Commission Targets Organizations with Expired U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Certifications

Organizations in the United States that certify to the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework to transfer and receive personal data about residents of the European Union must annually reaffirm to the U.S. Department of Commerce that...more

5/28/2015 - Compliance Data Security EU FTC Personal Data Privacy Laws Safe Harbors

Mobile Privacy Rules to Be Enforced Starting September 1, 2015

All businesses acting in the mobile ecosystem—including app developers, analytics companies, advertising networks, app platform providers, and providers of devices and related services—should be aware that the Digital...more

5/19/2015 - Advertising Data Collection Digital Advertising Alliance Mobile Devices Mobile Privacy Online Advertisements Self-Regulatory Organizations Trade Associations

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - February 2015

In this issue: - Privacy and Data Security in Transactions: What's the Deal? - Consumer and Financial Institution Class Actions Survive Motions to Dismiss in Target Data Breach Litigation - California Amends...more

2/24/2015 - Breach Notification Rule CFPB COPPA Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Protection Financial Institutions Internet Internet of Things Mobile Apps Target

FTC Recommends Privacy and Data Security Protections for "Internet of Things"

On January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report, "The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World," setting out the staff's privacy and data security recommendations...more

1/30/2015 - Data Protection FTC Internet Internet of Things Popular Privacy Policy Proposed Regulation Public Comment

Federal Trade Commission Announces Settlement with TRUSTe Over Privacy Seal Program

On November 17, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a settlement with True Ultimate Standards Everywhere (TRUSTe) resolving allegations that TRUSTe failed to conduct annual recertifications for its privacy seal...more

11/24/2014 - Certifications COPPA FTC Non-Profits Privacy Policy Settlement

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - October 2014

In this issue: - FTC Recommends Improved Transparency and Security in Mobile Shopping Apps - Appellate Courts to Address What Constitutes an "Automatic Telephone Dialing System" Under the TCPA -...more

10/28/2014 - Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Payments New Regulations Privacy Laws Private Schools Public Schools Retailers Robocalling SOPIPA TCPA Transparency

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - July 2014

In this issue: - Proposed California Law Would Impose Data Breach Liability on Retailers and Create More Stringent Data Security Requirements for Businesses - FTC Continues Its Aggressive FCRA Enforcement and...more

7/30/2014 - Big Data Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement Enforcement Actions EU EU Data Protection Laws FCC FCRA FTC v Wyndham Privacy Laws Text Messages Texting Wyndham

FTC Announces Settlements for Allegedly False Safe Harbor Compliance Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced settlements with 12 U.S. companies over allegations that the companies falsely claimed they held current certifications for the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Privacy Framework. The...more

1/29/2014 - Compliance FTC Safe Harbors

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - November 2013

In this issue: - California Amends CalOPPA to Require Do-Not-Track Disclosures - California’s Social Media “Eraser” Bill Becomes Law - California Extends Security Breach Notification Requirements to...more

11/21/2013 - Breach Notification Rule CalOPPA Data Breach Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Do Not Track Social Media

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - September 2013

In this issue: - Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidance on the Application of Its Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment - TCPA Update: Recent Decisions and Significant Upcoming Change to...more

9/24/2013 - CalOPPA Data Brokers FCRA FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Proposed Legislation Social Media Social Media Policy TCPA

FTC Announces First Settlement Involving Privacy and the "Internet of Things"

In its latest data security case, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its first settlement of an action involving a household product with Internet connectivity. Consistent with its prior data security actions, the...more

9/10/2013 - Enforcement Actions FTC Internet Privacy Policy Settlement

Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidance on the Application of Its Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment...

On July 24, 2013, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), comprised of the largest media and marketing trade associations in the U.S., released new guidance regarding mobile and other devices (Mobile Guidance). The Mobile...more

7/29/2013 - Advertising Data Collection Digital Advertising Alliance FTC GPS Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Notice Requirements

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - March 2013

In this issue: - FTC Releases Privacy Disclosure Guidelines for Mobile Ecosystem - California Attorney General Issues Privacy Practice Recommendations for Mobile Ecosystem - Mobile Apps: Learning from...more

3/19/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Data Collection Disclosure Requirements ECPA Executive Orders FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Personally Identifiable Information Social Media

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - January 2013

In this issue: - FTC Releases Final Amendments to Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule - Mobile Apps Face Heightened Privacy Enforcement - Policies and Practices Scrutinized - Global and European...more

1/18/2013 - App Developers COPPA Data Protection De-Identified Protected Health Information FCC FTC Mobile Apps Opt-Outs Privacy Policy TCPA Texting

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