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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

Websites and Apps Have More COPPA Options

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently approved an additional method for website operators and mobile application ("app") developers to obtain parental consent to collect identifying information from children. It also...more

7/24/2014 - COPPA Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Privacy Laws Websites

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - March 2014

In this issue: - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Settles California Attorney General Charges over Delayed Data Breach Notification - Status of the EU Regulation and the Safe Harbor Framework - FTC Steps...more

4/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Data Breach Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws FTC Healthcare HIPAA Mobile Apps UK

Eye on Privacy - January 2014

In this issue: - FTC Settlement with Flashlight App Requires Extensive Disclosures Outside of the Privacy Policy to Collect and Share Geolocation Information - GAO and Senate Commerce Committee Release Studies...more

1/30/2014 - Apple Class Action Cramming Data Brokers Data Collection Data Protection FTC GAO Geolocation Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Smartphones

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 - May 2013

In this issue: - FTC Issues New Guidance for Disclosures in Online Advertising - European Regulators Opine on "Purpose Limitation" Principle – What Constitutes "Compatible Use" in the Context of Big Data?...more

5/17/2013 - Big Data Clapper v. Amnesty International Class Action FTC HIPAA HITECH Marketing PHI Social Media Standing

"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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